For those interested in the subjects shown on SECRET GARDEN, we present the following Web sites. All links are valid as of December 21, 2000.
Biggs Wildlife Pond
Learn about the pond that Kathy and Dave Biggs created in their backyard and see pictures of the plants and animals it supports.
The Butterfly Zone
Tips on how to start your own butterfly garden, with links to a butterfly identification guide and the story of one man’s garden.
The Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program
The National Wildlife Federation provides a wide array of resources for creating backyard habitats and understanding the plants and animals that live in them.
Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden Homepage
Extensive site detailing butterfly garden do’s and don’ts, as well as fascinating insights into the natural history of butterflies and plants.
Seed Savers Exchange
Web site of the organization that protects heirloom seeds, which can also be reached at the following address: Seed Savers Exchange, 3076 North Winn Road, Decorah, IA 52101.
Green Landscaping With Native Plants
Extensive site with practical advice from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For those interested in the secret life of the garden and gardening, we recommend the following books.
Bodanis, David. THE SECRET GARDEN: DAWN TO DUSK IN THE ASTONISHING HIDDEN WORLD OF THE GARDEN. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
Capon, Brian. BOTANY FOR GARDENERS: AN INTRODUCTION AND GUIDE. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 1992.
Conrad, Jim. DISCOVER NATURE IN THE GARDEN: THINGS TO KNOW AND THINGS TO DO. New York: Stackpole Books, 1996.
Daniels, Stevie. THE WILD LAWN HANDBOOK. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1995.
Druse, Ken, and Margaret Roach. THE NATURAL HABITAT GARDEN. New York: Crown Publishing Group, 1994.
Kress, Stephen W. THE BIRD GARDEN. London: Dorling Kindersley, 1995
Rogers, Marc, and Polly Alexander. SAVING SEEDS: THE GARDENER’S GUIDE TO GROWING AND STORING VEGETABLE AND FLOWER SEEDS. New York: Garden Way, 1991.
Schneck, Marcus. YOUR BACKYARD WILDLIFE GARDEN. New York: Rodale Press, 1992.
Schultz, Warren. THE CHEMICAL-FREE LAWN. New York: Rodale Press, 1989.
Stein, Sara Bonett. PLANTING NOAH’S GARDEN: FURTHER ADVENTURES IN BACKYARD ECOLOGY. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Swain, Roger. EARTHLY PLEASURES: TALES FROM A BIOLOGIST’S GARDEN. New York: Lyons Press, 1994.
Tufts, Craig, and Peter Loewer. THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION’S GUIDE TO GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE. New York: Rodale Press, 1995.
Xerces Society Staff. BUTTERFLY GARDENING. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1990.