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I've included links to purchase some of my favorite books on landscaping with native plants.

Bringing Nature Home

Everyone should own this book as it really explains the relationships between plants and insects and all life that depend upon them.

Native Trees for North American Landscapes

A book that is great for determining native trees to add to your landscape.


Native Plants of the Midwest

The "Go To" book for selecting plants for your midwest landscape.


Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees

Good book to help determine native replacements for non-native trees/shrubs.


The Midwestern Native Garden

Good book for selecting native plants for a site.

Yard Wildlife > Butterflies

Yard Butterflies

Photo Gallery

All of these photos are of butterflies that have been attracted to my yard. Using native plants is the best way to attract butterflies. Planting a variety of different plants from different plant families will create a diverse habitat for butterflies.

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Learn more about Butterfly Gardening with native plants.

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