Online Resources


Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder:


Garden Design Books

Darke, Rick and Doug Tallamy. The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden. Portland: Timber Press, 2014.

Jacke, Dave with Eric Toensmeier. Edible Forest Gardens, Volume Two: Design and Practice. White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 2005.

Plant Books

Dirr, Michael A. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. Champaign: Stipes Publishing LLC, 1975, revised 1998.

Geniusz, Mary Siisip, Wendy Makoons Geniusz. Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask: Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.

Hageneder, Fred. The Meaning of Trees: Botany, History, Healing and Lore. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005.s

Harris, Marjorie. Botanica North America. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2003.

Martin, Laura C. The Folklore of Trees and Shrubs. Chester: The Globe Pequot Press, 1992.

Moerman, Daniel E. Native American Ethnobotany. Portland: Timber Press, 1998.

Sumner, Judith. American Household Botany: A History of Useful Plants, 1620-1900. Portland: Timber Press, 2004.

Uva, Richard H., Joseph C. Neal, and Joseph M. DiTomaso. Weeds of the Northeast. Ithica: Comstock Publishing Associates, 1997.

Animal Books

Alderfer, Jonathan. National Geographic Field Guide to Birds: Pennsylvania. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2006.

Daniels, Jaret C. Backyard Bugs. Cambridge: Adventure Publications, 2017.

Holm, Heather. Pollinators of Native Plants. Minnetonka: Pollinator Press, 2014.

Wilson, Joseph S. and Olivia Messinger Carril. The Bees in Your Backyard. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.