Sunday, August 2, 2009

BOW Native Plant Gardening workshop information

Thank you all that were in my class today at Montana Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) summer program. I hope the native plant gardening class was useful and inspired all sorts of gardening and wildlife landscaping ideas. As promised, here are some of the books and references I talked about in the class:

The Magic of Montana Native Plants: A Gardeners Guide to Growing over 150 Species from Seed- Sheila Morrison

Bringing Nature Home- Douglas Tallamy

The Not So Big House series- Sarah Susankah
- Examples: Creating the Not So Big House, Inside the Not So Big House, and all the others

Fine Gardening Design Guides
–Example: Gardening in Small Spaces

Best of Fine Gardening Series
–Example: Garden Rooms

Shrink Your Lawn- Evelyn Hadden

Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards- Sara Stein

Paradise by Design, Native Plants and the New American Landscape- Kathryn Phillips

The Forgotten Pollinators- Buchmann, Nabhan, and Mirocha

Landscaping Ideas of Jays- Judith Larner Lowry

Gardening with a Wild Heart -Judith Larner Lowry

Also, here are links to some posts on this blog that we discussed int he class

It was wonderful to see such a diverse group attending Montana BOW this year- it is a wonderful program. At breakfast and lunch I was really impressed by what a great time people were having and I really enjoyed everyone's enthusiasm for the workshops they participated in .


  1. I attended the BOW workshop and really enjoyed your class - Thank you so much