Sally J. Naish, Principal



 Invasive Plants:

 Native Plants:

  • General Information:

New England Wildflower Society
Grow Native Massachusetts
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center – U. Texas at Austin

  • Specialty Nurseries:

New England Wetland Plants
New England Wildflower Society
Project Native

  • Nurseries that Sell Some Native Plants:

Blanchette Gardens
Russell’s Garden Center
Weston Nurseries
Van Berkum Nursery

 Pests and Diseases:




  • Bloom, Adrian:  Gardening with Conifers.  Buffalo, NY, Firefly Books, 2002
  • Bitner, Richard L.:  Conifers for Gardens.  Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2007


  • Darke, Rick:  The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses.  Portland, OR, Timber Press, 1999


  • MacKenzie, David S.:  Perennial Ground Covers.  Portland, OR, Timber Press, 1997
  • Ellis, Barbara W.:  Covering Ground.  North Adams, MA, Storey Publishing, 2007

 Native Plants:

  • Armitage, Allan M.:  Armitage’s Native Plants for North American Gardens.  Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2006
  • Cullina, William:  Wildflowers.  Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2000
  • Cullina, William  Native Trees, Shrubs, & Vines.  Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2002
  • Cullina, William:  Native Ferns, Moss & Grasses.  Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2008
  • Hightshoe, Gary L.  Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America.  New
  • York, NY, John Wiley & Sons, 1998
  • Leopold, Donald J.  Native Plants of the Northeast.  Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2005


  • DiSabato-Aust, Tracy:  The Well-Tended Perennial Garden.  Portland, OR, Timber Press, 1998


  • Brickell, Christopher and David Joyce:  The American Horticultural Society:  Pruning & Training.  New York, NY, D. K. Publishing, 1996
  • Reich, Lee:  The Pruning Book.  Newtown, CT, Taunton Press, 1999

 Rain Gardens:

  • Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington Homeowners
  • The Vermont Rain Garden Manual
  • Dunnett, Nigel and Andy Clayden:  Rain Gardens. Portland, OR., Timber Press, 2007

 Sustainable Gardening:

  • Carroll, Steven B. and Steven D. Salt:  Ecology for Gardeners.  Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2004
  • Grissell, Eric: Insects and Gardens.  Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2001
  • Lowenfels, Jeff and Wayne Lewis:  Teaming with Microbes.  Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2006
  • Martin, Alexander C., Herbert S. Zim and Arnold L. Nelson:   American Wildlife & Plants, A Guide to Wildlife Food Habits; the use of trees, shrubs, weeds, and herbs by birds and mammals of the United States.  New York, McGraw-Hill, 1951
  • Stein,  Sara:  Noah’s Garden:  Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards.  New York, NY,   Houghton-Mifflin, 1993
  • Tallamy, Douglas W.  Bringing Nature Home.  Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2007

 Woody Plants:

  • Dirr, Michael A.:  Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs:  An Illustrated Encyclopedia.  Portland, OR, Timber Press, 1997
  • Dirr, Michael A:.  Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.  Champaign, IL, Stipes Publishing, 1998 
  • Dirr, Michael A.:  Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs.  Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2011