Native Plants and Gardening
- The book that started it for me: Douglas Tallamy, 2009. Bringing Nature Home. Timber Press, Oregon, p. 286
- Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States: http://www.invasiveplantatlas.org/
- Mid Atlantic Native Plants: http://midatlanticnatives.com/Native_Plants_.html
- Virginia Native Plant Society: http://vnps.org
- Nature By Design, in Alexandria, VA: http://www.nature-by-design.com/
- Carole Sevilla Brown's fabulous website: http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com
- Restoring the Landscape with Native Plants: http://www.restoringthelandscape.com/
- The Xerces Society: http://www.xerces.org/
- An indispensable source for identifying and pricing opals: Paul B. Downing, 2002. Opal Identification and Value. Majestic Press.
- A great website by BlackOpalDirect that provides helpful videos showing how to cut opals, and how to grade them.
Here's a great list of high-quality, low-carb, grain-free cat foods:Natural Cat Care Blog
I've been buying high-quality, grain-free cat food from Life's Abundance for many years, and I definitely recommend it.
eBay - for just about any kind of rough or polished gemstone.
I buy rough and polished gems from Etsy, and I've had great luck finding jewellers that make things I like - I've even sent stones to a jeweller and had him make custom pieces for me.