Many of the writers at Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens have been contributing to a series of posts called “Plant This, Not That“. In each case, we highlight a couple of plants that are invasive and/or overused and then suggest some great native alternatives. In my most recent contribution, I focused on native groundcovers for Baltimore.
Today, I called attention to one of my absolute favorite books on native plants and one that happens to be organized along precisely the same lines. Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants, by C. Colston Burrell, is published by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and is consistently one of the most popular native plant books at local native plant sales. This is true among both novices and experienced native plant gardeners.
You can read my post there, Plant This, Not That: The Book, for the full review.