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The WPPC carries around 150 different book titles include reading favorites of our WPPC committee members, books on landscape design, birds & butterflies, invasive species, several nice field guides, and some wonderful childrens books. These books are available at our Natural Landscaping Seminar in February, the Native Plant Sale in May, with a limited selection available during our garden walks over the summer. Stop by and take a look!

Sandy Sjoblom's review of "The New England Wildflower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers":

One of my favorite books for gardening with native plants is The New England Wildflower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers by William Cullina. You will find all the basics to get you started, as well as detailed instruction for propagating the selected species. The book includes fantastic lists of suggested plants for various sites and purposes, such as attracting birds and pollinators. The bulk of the book is dedicated to an Encyclopedia of Plants, organized alphabetically by plant genus. The delightful descriptions of the plants are reminiscent of an indulgent parent expounding on his exceptional offspring. I find myself pulling my well-worn copy from the shelf again and again, not only for the wealth information contained in its pages, but also for the sheer pleasure of the reading!

Some of our other book titles include: Pollinators of Native Plants by Heather Holm; Butterflies of Illinois by Michael Jeffords; Illinois Wildflowers by Don Kurz; How to Raise Monarch Butterflies by Carol Pasternak; Wildflowers of Iowa Woodlands by Sylvan Runkel; Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy; Attracting Native Pollinators by Xerces Society, and many more.