Native Plant Webinar Videos and Resources

Part 1

Bibliography of some of the books that have helped us further our understanding of native plants:
Branhagen, Alan. Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden. Timber Press, 2016.
Darke, Rick, and Douglas W. Tallamy. The living landscape: Designing for beauty and biodiversity in the home garden. Timber Press, 2014.
Fairchild, Barbara, and Fortenberry, Les.  Tried and True Missouri Native Plants for your yard.  Missouri Department of Conservation, 2007.
Fizzell, James A. Illinois Gardener’s Guide. Cool Springs Press, 2002.
Miller, Michael. The Missouri Gardener’s Guide. Cool Springs Press, 1998.
Phillips, Harry R., et al. Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers. University of North Carolina Press, 1985.
Rainer, Thomas, and Claudia West. Planting in a post-wild world: Designing plant communities for resilient landscapes. Timber Press, 2015.
Tallamy, Douglas W. “Bringing nature home.” How you can sustain wildlife with native plants (2007): 359.
Tallamy, Douglas W. Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard. Timber Press, 2020.
Tylka, Dave. Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People: How to Use Native Midwestern Plants to Beautify Your Property and Benefit Wildlife. Missouri Dept. of Conservation, 2009.

Part 2

Grow Native plant picker – https://grownative.org/native-plant-database/
Denison, E. (2008). Missouri wildflowers: A field guide to the wildflowers of Missouri. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Conservation.

Part 3

Plant finder links for the St. Louis Metropolitan Area:
Great information about caring for your native plants throughout the year:
Information directed towards professional landscapers, but the principles will still apply to your yard:
Our friends in Illinois are part of the native plant movement too:
If I had more time, I would spend some time on this website to get their perspective on native plant maintenance:
A great guide created by the University of Illinois Chicago on how they maintain their native plant projects: