Talking About Your Landscaping by Janet Allen. When talking about your landscape, the way you talk, and the words you use are important. Whether you're talking to the media, a group of people, or just a neighbor, remember these points and cut back on the jargon.
The Right Native Plants in the Right Landscape Means Fewer Allergies by Tom Ogren. Our world would grind to a halt very quickly if pollen stopped blowing around, and if pollinators no longer transported the pollen from one plant to another. We need pollen. Where things go bad is when commercial manipulation of certain plants, especially trees in urban areas, causes over-exposure to pollen and mold spores in the human population, resulting in allergy-suffering and possibly even heart disease, autism, pneumonia, and reflux disease.
Gardening for Life by Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Professor and Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. Our suburban landscapes represent the last chance for sustaining plants and animals that were once common throughout the United States. For a shorter version of this article to use as a download to share with family and friends, go to 2-page Gardening for Life
Reference Books for Wisconsin by Laurie Yahr, Madison (WI) Chapter of Wild Ones. A list of Wisconsin-focused books and web sites on natural landscaping and native plants.
To the Rescue: Saving Native Plants From Destruction by Mariette Nowak. Tips for a successful plant rescue. Plant rescues are a rewarding way to limit the loss of our native flora, and beautify our gardens and/or natural areas at the same time.
What's On the Horizon? The Future of Natural Landscaping in America by Neil Diboll. "We are entering a new world order. A world of increasing scarcity. A world of spiraling costs for basic commodities. And a world in which we must finally learn to live within the means of Planet Earth."
Journal article. (340 KB PDF File)
Dropping Our Tools on the Way to the New HQ Journal article. (384 KB PDF File)
The Roundup Myth: An Opinion Journal article. (393 KB PDF File)
Garlic Mustard: Odiferous Invader Journal article. (432 KB PDF File)
The Marsh: Nature's Water Purifier Journal article. (263 KB PDF File)
Doing Right By Trees and Shrubs Journal article. (154 KB PDF File)
Restoring Shorelands: A Growing Solution Journal article. (160 KB PDF File)
Cues to Care
Grow It! Don't Mow It (12 KB)
Grow It! Don't Mow It, PDF version (198 KB PDF File)
In Harmony with Nature brochure (6,965 KB PDF File)
A Landscape Worth Considering brochure (293 KB PDF File)
Rain Gardens -- Wild Ones newest brochure will give you a brief overview of what's behind the hype about raingardens.
Join Wild Ones Membership Application.
Why We Cannot Ignore Invasive Plants 140 KB PDF File)
Dealing with Alien Invasives: Know the Enemy (210 KB PDF File)
Garden or Prairie in a Can? Hold it! (150 KB PDF File)
Why Wild Ones? (155 KB PDF File)
Growing Vine Street (162 KB PDF File)
Ecoregions Brochure (245 KB PDF File)
Local Ecotypes Brochure (178 KB PDF Fiile)
How I Created My Woodland: Or, What I Did to Save My Rescued Woodland Plants (288 KB PDF File)
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