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Books about urban wildlife and wild gardens in general.

Attracting Birds and Butterflies, Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guide Ser.
Houghton Mifflin Company
0-614-27234-3 1997 p. In Print

Seeds of Woody Plants in the United States
United States Government Printing Office
0-16-000005-X 1989 981p. $41.00 Illstr.

Beyond preservation : restoring and inventing landscapes
A. Dwight Baldwin, Jr., Judith De Luce, and Carl Pletsch, editors
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1994.
1994 280p. Illstr.

Wild gardening : strategies and procedures using native plantings
Austin, Richard L.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1986.
1986 96p. Illstr.

Native Perennials: North American Beauties
Beaubaire, Nancy (Editor)
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
0-945352-92-1 1996 112p. Illstr. In Print

Step-by-Step Wildflowers and Native Plants
Better Homes and Gardens Editors
Meredith Books
0-696-20655-2 1997 132p. Illstr. In Print

Wildflower and Native Plants
Better Homes and Gardens Editors
0-696-20211-5 1995 132p. Illstr. In Print

Natural Gardening
Borin, John K.; Turner, R. J. (Editor)
0-7835-4750-1 1996 288p. Illstr. In Print

The Natural Water Garden: Beautiful Backyard Wetlands for Gardeners Everywhere
Burrell, C. Colston (Editor)
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1-889538-01-9 1997 p. In Print

Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects and Recipes for Families
Caduto, Michael J. Bruchac, Joseph; Nabhan, Gary P. (Foreword by)
Fulcrum Publishing
1-55591-148-X 1996 176p. Illstr. In Print

The wild lawn handbook : alternatives to the traditional front lawn
Daniels, Stevie
New York, NY : Macmillan USA
0-02-529445-8 1995 223p. $20.00 Illstr. 30 Refs. In Print

Natural landscaping : designing with native plant communities
Diekelmann, John; Robert Schuster; illustrations by Renee Graef
New York : McGraw-Hill, c1982.
1982 276p. Illstr.

80 Great Natural Garden Plants
Druse, Ken
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
0-609-80042-6 1997 p. In Print

Eighty Great Natural Shade Garden Plants
Druse, Ken
Random House Value Publishing
0-609-80043-4 1997 p. In Print

Natural Garden, The
Druse, Ken
Crown Publishing Group
0-517-55046-6 1988 p. In Print

Natural Shade Garden, The
Druse, Ken
Crown Publishing Group
0-517-58017-9 1992 288p. $40.00 Illstr. In Print

Natural Habitat Garden, The
Druse, Ken. Roach, Margaret
Crown Publishing Group
0-517-58989-3 1994 p. $40.00 In Print

Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden
Elliot, Rodger; Patrick, John (Editor)
International Specialized Book Services
0-85091-628-3 1995 64p. Illstr. In Print

Living on Flood Plains and Wetlands: A Homeowner's High Water Handbook
Gilmer, Maureen
Taylor Publishing Company
0-87833-887-X 1995 184p. $12.95 In Print

Waterscaping: Plants and Ideas for Natural and Created Water Gardens
Glattstein, Judy
Storey Communications, Incorporated
0-88266-606-1 1994 192p. $18.95 Illstr. 41 Refs. In Print
Best of the water garden books. Not exclusively ponds, but wet meadows, marshes, swamps and bogs. Mostly geared to eastern US natives, but the general principles still apply to the PNW.

Use of native plants in urban design naturalizing the landscape
Hankinson, Janet
Thesis (Master of Landscape Architecture)--University of California, Berkeley, 1984. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 67-70). Photocopy. [Berkely, Calif. : University of California, Berkeley, 1994]. 28 cm.
1984 71p. Illstr.

Landscaping for Wildlife
Henderson, Carrol
Diane Publishing Company
0-7881-2318-1 1995 149p. Illstr. In Print

Index to about 1200 plates of native wild flowers, painted in natural colors, by H.F. Henshall and presented to the Lloyd library, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1925
Henshalll, Hester Stansbury Ferguson
[Cincinnati, 1925].
1925 32p.

North American Plantfile: A Pictorial and Photographic Essay of Native and Exotic Plants Adaptable to the United States, Canada and Northern Mexico for Use in Landscape Design
Hightshoe, Gary L. Groe, Harlen D.
Van Nostrand Reinhold
0-422-20760-8 1995 p. Illstr. In Print

Taylor's Guide to Natural Gardening
Holmes, Roger (Editor). Tenenbaum, Frances (Editor)
Houghton Mifflin Company
0-395-60729-9 1993 528p. $18.95 Illstr. In Print

Gardening with Native Wildflowers
Jones, Samuel B. Foote, Leonard E.
Timber Press, Incorporated
0-88192-381-8 1997 195p. Illstr. In Print

The Wild Gardener in the Wild Landscape: The Art of Naturalistic Landscaping
Kenfield, Warren G. Hamilton, Happy K. (Illustrator). Egler, Frank E. (Introduction by)
Connecticut College Arboretum
1-878899-00-7 1991 232p. $25.95 Illstr. In Print
Reprint Revised ed., originally 1966

Native Plant Propagation Techniques for National Parks Interim Guide
Link, E. (Ed.)
1993 p.
Order: Rose Lake Plant Materials Center, 7472 Stoll Road, East Lansing, Michigan 48823. Many of the species covered are not native to the PNW, but those discussed which are in the same genus as a native are usually helpful.

Thoreau's Garden: Native Plants for the American Landscape
Loewer, Peter
Stackpole Books
0-8117-1728-3 1996 192p. Illstr. In Print

American Wildlife and Plants: A Guide to Wildlife Food Habits
Martin, Alexander C.
Dover Publications, Incorporated
0-486-20793-5 1951 p. $9.95 In Print
Half the book is listed by animals and what they eat, the other half by plants and what eats them. The emphasis is on birds and mammals, especially those of commercial importance. Species are listed regionally.

Bluebells & bittersweet; gardening with native American plants. With photos by the author and drawings (except as noted) by Victoria I. Miles.
Miles, Bebe.
New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold [1970].
1970 168p. Illstr.

Wildflower Perennials for Your Garden: A Detailed Guide to Years of Bloom from America's Native Heritage
Miles, Bebe; Contributors: Loewer, Peter (Illustrator)
Stackpole Books
0-8117-2660-6 1996 320p. Illstr. In Print

The Native Plant Primer: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers for Natural Gardens
Ottesen, Carole
Crown Publishing Group
0-517-59215-0 1995 368p. In Print

Natural by Design: Beauty and Balance in Southwest Gardens
Phillips, Judith
Museum of New Mexico Press
0-89013-277-1 1995 208p. Illstr. In Print

Earthsong: How to Design a Truly Spectacular Natural Garden
Revel, Chase
University Medical Research Publishers
0-9638714-1-2 1995 p. In Print

The Natural Lawn and Alternatives
Roach, Margaret
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
0-945352-80-8 1993 96p. $6.95 Illstr.

Natural Landscaping: Working with Nature to Create a Backyard Paradise
Roth, Sally
Rodale Press
0-87596-704-3 1997 p. In Print

Seashore Gardening with Native Plants
Schmidt, R. Marilyn & Hunt, Dorothy M. (Illustrator)
Pine Barrens Pr
0-937996-32-7 1997 128p. Illstr. In Print

Your Backyard Wildlife Year: How to Attract Birds, Butterflies, and Other Animals Every Month of the Year
Schneck, Marcus
Rodale Press
0-87596-706-X 1996 160p. In Print

The Wildlife Garden: Planning Backyard Habitats
Seidenberg, Charlotte
U Pr of
0-87805-835-4 1995 295p. Illstr. In Print

The Stream Garden: Create and Plant Your Own Natural-Looking Water Feature
Skinner, Archie. Arscott, David
Sterling Publishing Company
0-7063-7477-0 1996 128p. Illstr. In Print

Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards
Stein, Sara
Houghton Mifflin Company
0-395-70940-7 1995 294p. $10.95 Illstr. In Print
Read My Weeds first to watch her philosophy change from traditional gardener through ecological gardener. This one tells the tale of her fight with invasive exotics while trying to reclaim space for native meadows and woodlands.

Planting Noah's Garden: Further Adventures in Backyard Ecology
Stein, Sara
Houghton Mifflin Company
0-395-70960-1 1997 448p. $35.00 Illstr. In Print

My Weeds: A Gardener's Botany
Stein, Sara. Patterson, Ippy (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Company
0-395-70817-6 1994 228p. $11.95 Illstr. In Print
Excellent introduction to how plants work, and why weeds are weedy. Her philosophy towards weeds and gardens changes as she learns more biology. Then read Noah»s Garden to watch the transformation continue.

Easy Care Native Plants: A Guide to Selecting and Using Beautiful American Flowers, Shrubs, and Trees in Gardens and Landscapes
Taylor, Patricia A.
Henry Holt
0-8050-3861-2 1996 192p. Illstr. In Print

The National Wildlife Federation Guide to Gardening for Wildlife: How to Create a Beautiful Backyard Habitat for Birds, Butterflies and Other Wildlife
Tufts, Craig. Loewer, Peter
Rodale Press
0-87596-675-6 1995 192p. Illstr. In Print

Native Gardens for Dry Climates
Wasowski, Sally
Crown Publishing Group
0-517-59331-9 1995 p. Illstr. In Print

Landscaping with Wildflowers: An Environmental Approach to Gardening
Wilson, Jim
Houghton Mifflin Company
0-395-66926-X 1992 256p. $18.95 Illstr. In Print
Good basic introduction. Gives plants lists and notes for different regions, including PNW.

Landscaping with Native Trees: Northeast, Midwest, Midsouth and Southeast Edition
Wilson, Jim. Sternberg, Guy
Chapters Publishing, Limited
1-881527-66-2 1995 288p. Illstr. In Print

Nature and Ideology: Natural Garden Design in the Twentieth Century
Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim (Editor)
Dumbarton Oaks
0-88402-246-3 1997 p. Illstr. In Print

Butterfly Gardening: Creating Summer Magic in Your Garden
Xerces Society Staff
Sierra Club Books
0-87156-615-X 1990 192p. $20.00 Illstr. In Print
Beautiful photos, good design advice.

Seeds of Woody Plants in North America
Young, James A. Young, Cheryl G.
Timber Press, Incorporated
0-931146-21-6 1992 415p. $49.95 Illstr. In Print