“Straight Talk on Smart Gardens” – Additional Resources

“Straight Talk on Smart Gardens” by Diana Drake
Additional Resources

Books

American plants for American gardens – Edith A. Roberts and Elsa Rehmann
Northeast US plant communities –
NB: be careful with the plant lists; not all natives, we now realize

A Guide to Native Plants of the New York City Region – Margaret B. Garguillo
Wonderful lists, applicable to our region

Bringing Nature Home – Doug Tallamy
The original call to action

The Living Landscape – Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy
Useful lists of native species’ positive nature and aesthetic qualities

The Dynamic Landscape Design – Edited by Nigel Dunnett and James Hitchmough
Available for free as an online pdf or a print book
See Chapter 5 where Darrel Morrison really lays it all out there: A methodology for ecological landscape and planting design—site planning and spatial design.
http://www.ndri.ir/Sites/Files/653/The%20Dynamic%20Landscape%20Design.pdf

Books by William Cullina

Online Resources

Doug Tallamy’s Evenings with Experts Lecture, March 2016 for Grow Natives Massachusetts:
Information and all the lists you might possibly want from Doug
http://www.grownativemass.org/programs/expertsvideos/dtallamy

Connecticut State Noxious Weeds List _ USDA PLANTS
https://plants.usda.gov/java/noxious?rptType=State&statefips=09

RI CRMC Coastal Landscapes Program
www.crmc.ri.gov/coastallandscapes.html

CELS-CRMC Coastal Plant Guide
http://cels.uri.edu/testsite/coastalPlants/CoastalPlantGuide.htm

USDA info re native record and much else re habitat, needs:
https://plants.usda.gov/java/nameSearch

Native Plant Database – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/

Native tree id
http://www.treesforme.com/index.html

Native bees
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5306468.pdf

Native_Species_Planting_Guide.pdf https://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_about/parks_divisions/nrg/documents/Native_Species_Planting_Guide.pdfhttps://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_about/parks_divisions/nrg/documents/

UConn Native Plant Resources
http://www.hort.uconn.edu/cipwg/pdfs/Native_Plant_Web_and_Print_Resources.pdf

Margaret Gargiullo – on-line native plant book
http://nyc.books.plantsofsuburbia.com/

https://www.nycgovparks.org/pagefiles/73/nrg-native-species-planting-guide-121213.pdf

Native alternatives to invasive non-natives:
www.bbg.org/nativealternatives

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/roundup-book-whitewash-glyphosate-worlds-most-popular-weed-killer

Grow Native Massachusetts
http://www.grownativemass.org/resources/nativeplants

Raingardens

http://nemo.uconn.edu/raingardens/plants.php

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/shorelandzoning/documents/rgmanual.pdf

Kevin’s Rain Gardens http://www.kevinsraingardens.com/rain-garden-soils/

Steve Ogden wildlifeinsight@gmail.com,
He’s in UK, so specify where you’ve seen it, but he has helped me identify caterpillars, for example when sent a clear photo

Sourcing Native Plants

ArcheWild
https://archewild.com/
ArcheWild specializes in propagating plants native to the American Northeast and in helping land owners restore and create healthy, sustainable landscapes.

*Broken Arrow
https://www.brokenarrownursery.com/
in Hamden (mostly trees and shrubs)

*Summer Hill
https://www.summerhillnursery.com/
in Madison (small sizes of trees and shrubs, some perennials)

*Balleks Garden Center,
http://www.balleksgardencenter.com/index.htm
90 Maple Ave, East Haddam, CT 06423 (all material)

Acer Gardens
https://www.acergardens.com/
in Deep River (trees, shrubs and perennials)

Natureworks
https://naturework.com/
In Northford (all)

Prides Corner Farms
http://www.pridescorner.com/
in Lebanon (all)

Judges Farm
http://www.judgesfarm.com/
in Old Lyme (perennials)

* Best Selection