Deeper into Wildflowers - Organizations, Websites, Blogs and Books

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center:

New England Wildflower Society:

North American Native Plant Society:

Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens: (informative & passionate wildflower blogging community)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Handbooks: The Wildlife Gardener’s Guide, Great Natives for Tough Places, Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants, Biodiversity in Your Own Backyard

William Cullina: The New England Wildflower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada

Chapter 1

Invasive Species Information:

U.S. National Invasive Species Information Center ( ‎

Environment Canada Invasive Alien Species in Canada (

Chapter 2

Books and Sites Supporting the Pollination Nation:

Douglas Tallamy: Bringing Nature Home – How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens

Heather Holm: Pollinators of Native Plants (

The Xerces Society: Attracting Native Pollinators – Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies (

Sourcing Nativar Plants: American Beauties Native Plants (

Nativar-Pollinator Research at University of Vermont (

Foxfield Preserve: Dana’s mother is buried in Foxfield Preserve, a nature preserve cemetery (

The Green Burial Council: (

Jo Robinson: Eating on the Wild Side – How wild plants in the original human diet are often dramatically more nutritious than their hybridized and heirloom counterparts.

Chapter 3

Sourcing Wildflower Seeds:

Chapter 4

Non-native seed sources:

William Dam Seeds Ltd.:; (St. Catharines, ON)

Johnny’s Selected Seeds: (Winslow, ME)

Larner Seed: (Bolinas, CA)

Baker Creek Seed Company: (Mansfield, MO)

Swallowtail Garden Seeds: (Santa Rosa, CA)

Salt Spring Seeds: (Salt Spring Island, BC)

Chapter 6

Composting with Fish: “Alchemy” by Floret Farm (

Compost Tea Bags: Moo Poo Tea; – for soaking seeds, watering seedlings, houseplants, veggies and annual flowers

Duncan Brine: Garden Large, Naturalistic Landscape Design (

Marielle Anzelone:,

An Oasis of Native Plants in the Heart of NYC: http:///

Learn about and source Eco-Lawn:

Ted Steinberg: American Green; The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn – entertaining and often sordid history and economics behind North America’s obsession with lawn.

The world's oldest restored prairie: The Curtis Prairie occupies 60 acres of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.

Chapter 7

Floral Design and Locally Grown Flowers:

Specialty Cut Flower Growers Association:

Slow Flowers: