Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ideas for Winter Reading: Beginner's List

At any moment in time someone is discovering the beauty and importance of native plants. Books that are old favorites to some become new treasures for those just learning. 

Here are some of my favorite books for plant identification, inspiration and reference material. What are some of your favorites?

Plant identification:

A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-Central North America (A Peterson Field Guide) by Roger Tory Peterson and Margaret McKenny; Houghton Mifflin, Revise, 1998; ISBN 0395911729

Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia
by Lloyd H. Snyder Jr. and James G. Bruce; University of Georgia Press, 1986; ISBN 0-8203-0847-1

Grasses: An Identification Guide
by Lauren Brown; Houghton Mifflin Co., Reprin, 1979; ISBN 0395628814

Native Trees of the Southeast: An Identification Guide
by L. Katherine Kirkman, Donald J. Leopold and Claude L. Brown; Timber Press, 2007; ISBN 0881928283

Newcombs Wildflower Guide
by Lawrence Newcomb; Little, Brown, and Company, 1977; ISBN 0-316-60442-9

Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary
by James G. Harris, Melinda Woolf Harris, 2001; ISBN 978-0964022164

Woody Plants of the Southastern United States: A Winter Guide
by Ron Lance; The University of Georgia Press, 2004; ISBN:0820325244


Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens
by Douglas W. Tallamy; Timber Press, 2007; ISBN: 978-0-88192-854-9

Landscaping with Nature
by Jeff Cox; Rodale Press, 1991; ISBN 0-87857-911-7

The Landscaping Revolution: Garden with Mother Nature Not Against Her
by Andy Wasowski with Sally Wasowski; Contemporary Books, 2003; ISBN 007141312X


American Azaleas
by L. Clarence Towe; Timber Press, 2004; ISBN 0-88192-645-0

Armitage's Native Plants for North American Gardens
by Allan M. Armitage; Timber Press, 2006; ISBN 0-88192-760-0

Native Ferns, Moss, & Grasses
by William Cullina; Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008; ISBN: 978-0-618-53118-9

Native Trees for North American Landscapes
by Guy Sternberg with Jim Wilson; Timber Press, 2004; ISBN 0-88192-607-8

Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants by William Cullina; Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002; ISBN 0618098585

Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web
by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis; Timber Press, 2006; ISBN 0-88192-777-5

The Southern Gardener's Book of Lists: The Best Plants for All Your Needs, Wants, and Whims
by Lois Trigg Chaplin; Taylor Publishing, 1994; ISBN 0878338446

Viburnums: Flowering Shrubs for Every Season
by Michael Dirr; Timber Press, 2007; ISBN: 978-0881928532

1 comment:

  1. So many good books listed here. I'll be adding some of these to my wish list. Thanks for the recommendations!