Information on gardening with native plants was taken from personal experience, and from the following:
"The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants," Christopher Brickell and Judith D. Zuk, Editors. DK Publishing, New York, 1997.

"The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Eastern Region," William A. Niering and Nancy C. Olmstead. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1979.

"A Field Guide to the Ferns and Their Related Families," Boughton Cobb. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1956.

"A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-central North America," Roger Tory Peterson and Margaret McKenny. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1968.

"Grasses, an Identification Guide," Lauren Brown. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1979.

"Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses," Michael A. Dirr. Stipes Publishing, Champaign, Illinois, 1998.

"The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada," William Cullina. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 2000.

"Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Flora of Connecticut," Joseph J. Dowhan. Department of Environmental Protection, Hartford, Connecticut, 1979.