Resources, Publications, Books and Web sites

Arbor Day Video – Plant Something

Native Plant Selection

Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed, published by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners. This is one of the best native plant references, quick and easy to use with an index of common names and botanical names. This booklet takes time to download but is a most valuable resource and our favorite!

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, book by University of Delaware professor Doug Tallamy and the related web site: Native gardening and biodiversity matter.  This site supports the lecture series and the book.

The Flora of Virginia is a key reference for botanists, university students, naturalists, educators, gardeners, and natural resource managers with information on more than 3,500 native or naturalized plants. This book may look intimidating at first. This project has been ongoing by the floraofvirginia.org from the Blandy Experimental Farm, Richmond, VA.

Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping – Coastal Plain

Virginia Department of Conversation and Recreation, Natural Heritage Division, fact sheets and brochures in PDF format and DCR Nutrient Management Website.

Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage

Wildflowers & Grasses of the Coastal Plain, paperback book, by Helen Hamilton, sponsored by the John Clayton Chapter of the VNPS

Habitat at Home: Bayscapes for Wildlife Habitat – A Homeowner’s Guide, booklet

Virginia Master Naturalist Organization full of volunteers with a commitment to preserving and enhancing our natural environment so to promote its wise use and management of the environment

Woodland gardens article by Ginger Glen-Calvert, Master Naturalist, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Pollinator Selection

All About Butterflies

Butterfly Habitats

Virginia native plants that attract Butterflies

Bee Basics book

Horticultural Research Institute Brochure

Grow Wise Web Site Launch

Grow Wise FAQ

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

Invasive Plants

Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas, 4th ed. Online publication covering 82 invasive plants in the mid-Atlantic region by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Managing Invasive Plants in Natural Areas, Parks, and Small Woodlots, by K.E. Hefferman.

All About Invasive Plants

Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests: A Field Guide for Identification and Control, by James H. Miller

Weeds Gone Wild, Overview of the invasive plant problem