the naturescaping workbook

naturescaping workbookBeth O’Donnell Young‘s Naturescaping Workbook is an invaluable resource when planning a natural backyard oasis.  I recently borrowed a copy from the library, and made a few notes about plants that feed Butterflies, Moths, Caterpillars and Beneficials (see below).  Make sure to get your own copy of The Naturescaping Workbook from your library or independent bookstore to read in more detail, how to support nature in your backyard with the plants I’ve noted here!

TREES

Betula (Birch)
Cornus (Dogwood)
Fraxinus (Ash)
Malus (Crabapple)
Populus (Cottonwood, Poplar)
Prunus (Cherry, Plum)
Quercus (Oak)
Salix (Willow)

SHRUBS

Cephalanthus (Buttonbush)
Lavandula (Lavender)
Ribes (Currant)
Syringa (Lilac)
Vaccinium (Blueberry)
Viburnum (Various)
Yucca (Adam’s Needle)

PERENNIALS

Asclepias (Milkweed)
Aster (Aster)
Echinacea (Coneflower)
Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed)
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan)
Sedum (Stonecrop)
Veronica (Speedwell)