Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

Arthur R. Kruckeberg

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  • Published: 1996
  • Subject Listing: Natural History; Pacific Northwest
  • Bibliographic information: 288 pp., 113 line drawings, 173 photos, 24 in color
  • Territorial rights: World Rights
  • Contents

This classic work now includes new chapters on grasses and additional trees, shrubs, and perennials."This book contains so much well-organized, well-written material that it should become a standard guidebook for anyone who gardens with Northwest natives."-Sunset

"[T]he bible on how to grow in our own gardens plants native to our mountains, meadows, seasides, and forests."
-Seattle Times
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Original Edition

Chapter One Introduction
Natural Environments in the Pacific Northwest
Garden and Landscape Uses of Native Plants
Propagation of Native Plants

Chapter Two Native Ornamental Trees
Broad-leaved Evergreens
Broad-leaved Deciduous Trees

Chapter Three Native Ornamental Shrubs
Broad-leaved Evergreens and Ground Covers
Deciduous Shrubs

Chapter Four Native Ornamental Herbaceous Perennials
Ground Orchids
Lilies, Irises, and Their Kin
Other Herbaceous Perennials
Tall Herbs (3 to 10 Feet)
Medium-sized Herbs (1 to 3 feet)
Small Herbs (less than 1 foot)

Chapter Five Grasses and Grasslike Plants
Grasses for Woodland Settings
Grasses and Their Kin for Wetlands
Meadows Grasses
Grasses at the Seashore
Alpine and Low-growing Grasses for the Rock Garden
Grasses for East of the Cascades

Chapter Six Supplement: More Native Plants for Garden and Habitat Reclamation
Herbaceous Perennials

Appendix A: Collecting in the Wild
Appendix B: Lists of Native Plants for Particular Settings
Appendix C: Sources of Information on Native Plants
Appendix D: Native Grasses and Their Kin
Glossary of Botanical, Horticultural, and Gardening Terms
Derivations and Meanings of Genus and Species Names
Selected Bibliography

"Few parts of America have as many native plants that excel in the garden as the Pacific Northwest. But until this year, there wasn't a comprehensive book on the subject. Now there is: Gardening With Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest..The main body of the book is divided into encyclopedic sections on trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials, including information about where they grow in the wild, how to propagate them, and how they fit into home gardens..This book contains so much well-organized, well-written material that it should become a standard guidebook for anyuone who gardens with Northwest natives."

"All in all, this is a fascinating book, full of reliable information."
-The Garden Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society

"Professor Kruckeberg is a botanist at the University of Washington who has specialized in the flora of the Pacific Northwest for over thirty years. This summary of his experience, with plants in the wild and in gardens, will be referred to with pleasure for years, not only for the value of its information but also for the easy style and quiet humor of its presentation."
-Pacific Horticulture

"Arthur Kruckenberg has provided his attractive, literate, and useful book just as the native-plant movement is gathering great momentum. As he writes, 'The largely untapped potential of gardening with Northwest natives needs to become a way of life for those who look to the plant for beauty and serenity.' That goes for anywhere."