Learn more about habitat gardening
Even though we were well on our way creating our habitat garden when Bringing Nature Home was published, it was still enlightening.
We already knew native plants were important because they belong here and contribute to a sense of place.
But this book provided additional reasons, backed by solid scientific research, for our belief in the value of native plants.
It also explained why there's such an urgent need for us to take action in our own yard.
And the experiences Dr. Tallamy shares have inspired us to continue.
Besides Bringing Nature Home, here are some of our other favorite resources for habitat gardening.
- Our core resources provide the basic information and inspiration we needed to get started and keep going as we develop our habitat garden.
- Other good resources provide additional information and inspiration.
- Plant reference books are indispensible and we frequently consult them for reliable information.
- Websites are handy for additional information about plants.
- Wildlife identification and information books and websites help us enjoy the creatures that visit our yard.
HGCNY handouts to download
The front of our plant handout
Our local Wild Ones chapter, Habitat Gardening in Central New York, has some handouts on a variety of topics. Most are two pages, which can be printed on one page, front and back in order to conserve paper.
NOTE: There is nothing on these handouts that isn't on this website, but sometimes it's convenient to print out some info for other people.
Here are our handouts:
- Native plant suggestions (front); Invasives to avoid (back)
- Design resources
- Butterfly resources (This is one page; I usually print the Monarch Waystation Requirements from Monarch Watch on the back.)
- Bird resources
- Gardening for Life by Douglas Tallamy - We have a 2-page version customized for HGCNY; a slightly differently-formatted 2-page version can be downloaded from Wild Ones.
- Our HGCNY brochure