Bringing Nature Home Douglas W. Tallamy Native gardening and biodiversity matter. Learn about alien plants and the problems they bring. Is the home gardener the answer? Recommended by EVERYONE!

Recommended by Robert Stamp

Noah’s Garden: Restoring The Ecology of Our Own Back Yards. 1993. Sara Stein. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY

Plant information specific to Florida

  • A Gardener’s Guide to Florida’s Native Plants. 2001. Rufino Osorio. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  • Florida’s Best Native Landscape Plants. 2003. Gil Nelson. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  • Gardening With Native Plants of the South. 1994. Sally Wasowski (with Andy Wasowski). Taylor
  • Trade Publishing, Lanham, MD.
  • Landscaping for Florida's Wildlife: Recreating Native Ecosystems in Your Own Backyard, Joseph M. Schaefer, George Walden Tanner / Paperback / Published 1998
  • Native Florida Plants: Low-maintenance Landscaping and Gardening, Revised Edition. 2004. Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell. Taylor Trade Publishing, Lanham, MD.
  • Native Plant Landscaping for Florida Wildlife. 2010. Craig N. Huegel. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  • Natural Florida Landscaping. 2009. Dan Walton and Laurel Schiller. Pineapple Press, Sarasota, FL.

Books written by Dr. Walter Kingsley Taylor

Books written by Craig Huegel

Recommended by Gail Hansen

The New Low-Maintenance Garden: How to Have a Beautiful, Productive Garden and the Time to Enjoy It By Valerie Easton Photographs by Jacqueline Koch Timber Press
Available on unlimited Kindle, Lake County Library You Tube Trailer

Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives, Mar 6, 2012 by Evelyn J. Hadden
The book is available from Sumter County LIbrary

Lawn Gone! by Pam Penick

Recommended by Florida Wildlife Foundation

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