Helpful books, articles and other resources


A New Garden Ethic, by Benjamin Vogt

Prairie Up, by Benjamin Vogt

Planting: A New Perspective, by Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury

New Naturalism, by Kelly D Norris

Planting in a Post-Wild World, by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West

Naturalistic Planting Design, by Nigel Dunnett

100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens, by Lorraine Johnson

Haliburton Flora, by Eleanor G Skelton and Emerson W Skelton


Ten Elements of Natural Design, by Maureen Sundberg

The Matrix Planting Approach to Garden Design, by Eric Browne-Grivas

Your Garden is Killing the Earth, by Dana Millbank

Designing a Natural Garden with Plant Communities, by Benjamin Vogt

Paradise Gardening, by Joe Hollis

An Ecological Ponzi Scheme, by Jason Anthony

An Ethics of Wild Mind, by David Hinton

Why wildlife gardeners need to become garden designers ASAP, by Benjamin Vogt

Other resources

Haliburton County Master Gardeners on shoreline restoration (link to PDF includes species list)

The Land Between on shorelines and native plant gardens

FEEL Native Plant Sale