Here is a short list of excellent books on the advantages of growing plants which are native to the region as well as identifying them.

  • Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants
    By: Douglas W. Tallamy


  • Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Scociety Guide to Conserving North American Bees and Butterflies and Their Habitat
    By: The Xerces Society


  • Trees in Canada
    By: John Laird Farrar


  • Shrubs of Ontario
    By: James H. Soper & Margret L. Heimburger
    Published by Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)


  • Trees and Shrubs
    Peterson Field Guide Series


  • Trees, Shrubs and Flowers to Know in Ontario
    By: Sheila McKay & Paul Catling


  • plants of Southern Ontario
    By:  Richard Dickinson & France Royer