We would like to direct you to the following for more information on native plant gardening as well as other horticultural, green industry and ecological sites. We've also provided a few of our favorite book and magazine recommendations.
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Landscaping for the benefit of people, wildlife and the Chesapeake Bay. Great information for habitat gardening, native species and watershed protection.
The Evaluation Study: The Chicago Botanic Garden (USDA Hardiness Zone 5b, American Horticultural Society Plant Heat-Zone 5) evaluated 26 taxa of Eutrochium spp. and related genera from 2001 through 2013. The study included Eutrochium spp., Ageratina spp., and Conoclinium coelestinum, which were all formerly classified as Eupatorium spp. (see Table 1), and several species of Eupatorium. The goal of the comparative trial was to identify outstanding Joe-Pye weeds [...]
Did you see Kevin Staso's presentation, "The Renaissance of Native Plants", at the Philadelphia International Flower Show on March 5, 2012? Download his list of garden-worthy natives here!
A good resource, not only for conservation of species, but for native plant links and events.