Anise Hyssop, Ninebark, Oakleaf Hydrangea
Anise Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee', Ninebark, Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo',Oakleaf Hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'.
Photo taken July 6, zone 6b ©2022, Elana Goren. All rights reserved.

Native Plants

New York Botanical Garden
Native Fauna Rapidly Discovers the Native Plant Garden
Native Shrubs for the Home Garden
Tip of the Week: Restore Habitat with Native Plants
Native Azaleas
Christmas Ferns: Easy Native Evergreens
Native Nibbles

Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Native Flora
Native Pitcher Plants
Native Groundcovers

Cornell Cooperative Extension

• Native Plant Lists

Mt. Cuba Center
Native Plant Finder
Online Native Plant Retailers

Native Plant Trust
Garden Plant Finder

Audubon Society
Native Plants Database


New York Botanical Garden
Compost Made Easy
Tip of the Week: Compost, Mulch, and Good Soil Practices

Composting at Home

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
NYC Composting Guide (pdf)

Plant Species to Avoid

New York Botanical Garden
Invasive Plants
Not For Sale: Invasive Plants Regulated in New York State
Mistaken Identity, Invasive Plants and their Native Look-Alikes (pdf)

New York State Dept. of Conservation
Prohibited Plants

The Native Plant Center
Invasives (pdf)

Invasive Species

New York Natural Heritage Program
Invasive Species

Stack of Books


Books on Native Plants
Nature’s Best Hope
by Douglas w. Tallamy

Bringing Nature Home
by Douglas w. Tallamy

The Living Landscape
by Rick Darke & Doug Tallamy

Native Plants of the Northeast
by Donald J. Leopold

Essential Native Trees and Shrubs
by Tony Dove and Ginger Woolridge

The Northeast Native Plant Primer:
235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden

by Uli Lorimer and the Native Plant Trust

Books on Garden Design
Designing with Plants &
Planting the Natural Garden
by Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen

Gardening with Grasses
by Micheal King and Piet Oudolf

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden
by Tracy DiSabato-Aus