Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-271) and index.
Restoring natives to suburbia -- The vital new role of the suburban garden -- No place to hide -- Who cares about biodiversity? -- Why can't insects eat alien plants? -- What is native and what is not? -- The costs of using alien ornamentals -- Creating balanced communities -- Gardening for insect diversity -- Blending in with the neighbors -- Making it happen -- What should I plant? -- What does bird food look like? -- Answers to tough questions -- Afterword: The last refuge -- Appendix 1: Native plants with wildlife value and desirable landscaping attributes -- Appendix 2: Host plants of butterflies and showy moths -- Appendix 3: Experimental evidence.