When I spoke with Kelly Simon of Texas Parks and Wildlife for my entry into the Native Plant Society of Texas video contest, she shared a list of a few books with me that she’s found valuable for researching what’s native to a particular area. So, I’m sharing with you… (Note that I’ll earn a few pennies if you buy anything from this list from Amazon)
This is by Kelly (under her previous name) and her colleagues at Texas Parks and Wildlife. A super overview of the topic. Includes pretty detailed plans to create a pond as part of your landscaping. Unfortunately, the DVD that comes with it is no longer operational due to the deprecation of Adobe Flash.
I haven’t read this one myself, but Kelly spoke highly of the Wasowskis as authors. This appears to be a good resource for all of the different regions in the Lone Star State.
I love the title of this one, which speaks to my “lazy gardener” approach. I hate trying to make something fit where it doesn’t naturally belong.
Here’s another great title. We still mow our lawn, but we keep the blade pretty high.
This speaks to me and the values of working with, rather than fighting, the natural environment.
Love this and am looking into finding out more about this much-maligned species.
Highly recommended in a recent NPSOT class I attended virtually.
Also highly recommended. Look forward to getting my hands on it!