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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.

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A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780865718555
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Published: New Society Publishers - October 3rd, 2017

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?


Gardening With Prairie Plants: How To Create Beautiful Native Landscapes Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780816630875
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - December 6th, 2001

Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781604695533
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Published: Timber Press - October 7th, 2015

“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.


Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide to Conserving North American Bees and Butterflies and Their Habitat Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781603426954
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - February 26th, 2011

With 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.


The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781604694086
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Published: Timber Press - July 1st, 2014

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. Sure, it’s a tall order, but The Living Landscape shows how to do it. By combining the insights of two outstanding authors, it offers a model that anyone can follow.


Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781604695939
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Published: Timber Press - November 16th, 2016

Native 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.


Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded Cover Image
By Douglas W. Tallamy, Rick Darke (Contributions by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780881929928
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Published: Timber Press - April 1st, 2009

“If you cut down the goldenrod, the wild black cherry, the milkweed and other natives, you eliminate the larvae, and starve the birds.


Wildflowers & Grasses of KS (PB) Cover Image
$23.94
ISBN: 9780700613700
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Published: 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?


Field Guide to the Common Grasses of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780700619450
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Published: 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.


The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616895549
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - April 18th, 2017

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces.