“Energy-Wise Landscape Design is for those of you who are serious about greening up your grounds. While this is an attractive book, it is not stuffed with pretty fluffy images. Author Sue Reed has created a serious read where, among other things, you will learn about situating your house for the most efficient cooling and heating, designing ecosystems, water efficiency, solar, wind, water, and geothermal energy, and even how to plant a thriving wildflower meadow.”

StepsSusan Reed

Landscape Architecture

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


Good Organizations

Grow Native Massachusetts

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

New England Wild Flower Society

Project Native

Society for Ecological Restoration

The Nature Conservancy

The Trustees of Reservations

The Wild Ones

Good Books

American Plants for American Gardens, Edith Roberts and Elsa Rehmann

A Pattern Language, Christopher Alexander

Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees, Beatriz Moisset

Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy

Dynamic Landscapes, Nigel Dunnet

Energy-Wise Landscape Design, Sue Reed

Native Plants of the Northeast, Donald Leopold

Organic Lawn Care, Paul Tukey

Plantings, Noel Kingsbury and Piet Oudolf

Reading the Forested Landscape, Tom Wessels

Second Nature, Michael Pollan

The American Meadow Garden, John Greenlee

The American Woodland Garden, Rick Darke

The Green Garden, Ellen Sousa

The Wildflower Gardener’s Guide, Henry Art

Urban and Suburban Meadows, Catherine Zimmerman