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“This long overdue book is well organized, well written and well illustrated, a fine cohesive work that deserves focused reading. It will be a must-read for all design students, and a reach-for book for landscape professionals who wish to fill some of the gaps in their own education and design work.”

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.