Wild Ones Book Reviews

Wild Ones Book Reviews From the Wild Ones Journal

guyreading Over the years, the Wild Ones Journal (and its predecessor The Outside Story) have reviewed many excellent books related to native plants and natural landscaping. Just in case you missed some of those reviews, we’re making them available online here on our web site.


PODS: Wildflowers and Weeds in Their Final Beauty
By Jane Embertson
Reviewed by Maryann Whitman


The Living Landscape: Designing for beauty and biodiversity in the home garden
By Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy
Reviewed by Tom Small

Native Landscape Reader

The Native Landscape Reader
By Robert Grese
Reviewed by Rick Meader

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Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast
By Carol Gracie
Reviewed by Maryann Whitman

Douglas W. Tallamy Bringing Nature Home,
How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife
By Douglas W. Tallamy
Review by Janet Allen
Mariette Nowak Birdscaping in the Midwest
By Mariette Nowak
Review by Peter H. Raven
Richard Louv Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
By Richard Louv
Review by Celia Larsen.
Sir David Attenborough The Private Life of Plants
By Sir David Attenborough
Review by Joy Buslaff
Sara Stein Noah’s Garden,  Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards
By Sara Stein
Review by Joy Buslaff

Lots of other book reviews will be coming soon: The Natural Areas Association Compendium of Exotic Species. Invading Weeds – A Growing Threat to Wisconsin’s Biological Diversity, Betty Czarapata. Invasive Plants – Weeds of the Global Garden, Janet Marinelli, Editor. Grow Wild, Lorraine Johnson. Pods, Jane Embertson. Easy Lawns: Low Maintenance Native Grasses for Gardeners Everywhere, Stevie Daniels, Editor. Prairie Director of North America – The United States and Canada, Charlotte Adelman & Bernard L. Schwartz. And many more.