We have found these readings especially helpful when learning about and planting with native plants:

  • Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Douglas W. Tallamy 

  • Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians by Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, and Duhl.

  • Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden by Larry Mellichamp