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“Sue Reed has done something wonderful in this ambitious first book —in friendly, plain language she has leaped over the mundane of the “how to” genre to infuse the reader with real awareness and understanding of basic principles of natural process and about the benefits and methods of gently milking nature for its goodness.”

StepsSusan Reed

Landscape Architecture

Designing home landscapes to be: • Ecologically rich • Comfortably livable • Energy efficient • Inviting to wildlife • Naturally beautiful.

Favorite Native Plants

Please enjoy here a small sample of the hundreds of beautiful plants native to western New England, where most of my projects are located. In every project, my goal is to have at least 80-90% of the plants be regionally-native, and to avoid using ornamental varieties whose flowers, foliage or fruit do not contribute to local bio-diversity.