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Native Plant Gardening Book and Field Guide List
These books have been currated and recommended by the Grassland Heritage Foundation. This non-profit 501(c)(3) land trust organization dedicated to preserving prairies in eastern Kansas through education, stewardship, and land protection.
You can find these books and guides in our store or available to purchase through our website. In addition, The Raven Book Store's poetry gumball machine is stocked with great gardening and native plant information. All proceeds will be donated to the GHF.
In a time of climate change and mass extinction, who we garden for matters more than ever
Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically-programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life's language and learn from other species?
“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune
Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious.$29.95ISBN: 9781603426954Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days. Please note that sometimes a book is available on our website but not currently on the store shelves.Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - February 26th, 2011With the recent decline of the European honey bee, it is more important than ever to encourage the activity of other native pollinators to keep your flowers beautiful and your grains and produce plentiful.$44.95ISBN: 9781604694086Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days. Please note that sometimes a book is available on our website but not currently on the store shelves.Published: Timber Press - July 1st, 2014
“This thoughtful, intelligent book is all about connectivity, addressing a natural world in which we are the primary influence.” —The New York Times Books Review
Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife, but they also want beauty, a space for the kids to play, privacy, and maybe even a vegetable patch.$45.00ISBN: 9781604695939Availability: This book is out of stock at our warehouse but still available to order. It should arrive at the Raven within a few weeks.Published: Timber Press - November 16th, 2016Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden.$19.95ISBN: 9780881929928Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days. Please note that sometimes a book is available on our website but not currently on the store shelves.Published: Timber Press - April 1st, 2009
“A fascinating study of the trees, shrubs, and vines that feed the insects, birds, and other animals in the suburban garden.” —The New York Times
As development and habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. In Bringing Nature Home, Douglas W.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780700613700Availability: We may be able to order this book for you; please email email@example.com for detailsPublished: University Press of Kansas - April 5th, 2005
How do you know when you're face to face with a fringe-leaf ruellia? Is that particular flower button gayfeather or dotted gayfeather? And what about the pod clinging to your pants-could it have come from a pointed-leaf tick-trefoil?Email or call for priceISBN: 9780700619450Availability: We may be able to order this book for you; please email firstname.lastname@example.org for detailsPublished: University Press of Kansas - February 21st, 2014
Once covered by wild grasses, America's heartland is by nature a grassland, populated with plants whose ecological importance, practical value, and subtle beauty we are only now beginning to comprehend.$24.95ISBN: 9781616895549Published: Princeton Architectural Press - April 18th, 2017
A philosophical and practical guide for the gardener who hopes to wants to create a backyard garden in harmony with nature.