“It's time for us to imagine a new kind of landscape, one in which beauty is not just a social convention or a glossy magazine image, but also an expression of our social values. Now in the 21st century, we can design, build and care for our landscapes so that in addition to looking attractive they will also work for our own good and the good of the larger world.”

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