Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

Arthur R. Kruckeberg and Linda Chalker-Scott

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  • Published: March 2019
  • Subject Listing: Pacific Northwest; Nature and Environment
  • Bibliographic information: 392 pp., 948 color illus., 1 bandw illus, 1 map, 7.5 x 10 in.
  • Territorial rights: N/A in Canada
  • Contents

The Pacific Northwest abounds with native plants that bring beauty to the home garden while offering food and shelter to birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife. Elegant trilliums thrive in woodland settings. Showy lewisias stand out in the rock garden. Hazel and huckleberry number among the delights of early spring, while serviceberry and creek dogwood provide a riot of fall color. Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest is the essential resource for learning how to best use this stunning array.

Close to 1,000 choices of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and grasses for diverse terrain and conditions, from Canada to California, and east to the Rockies

948 color photographs, with useful habitat icons

Fully updated nomenclature, with an index of subjects and an index of plant names (common and scientific)

New to this edition: chapters on garden ecology and garden science

Appendix of Pacific Northwest botanical gardens and native plant societies

Glossary of botanical, horticultural, and gardening terms

With enthusiasm, easy wit, and expert knowledge, renowned botanist Art Kruckeberg and horticulturist Linda Chalker-Scott show Northwest gardeners, from novice to expert, how to imagine and realize their perfect sustainable landscape.
Arthur R. Kruckeberg (1920-2016) was professor of botany at the University of Washington for nearly four decades. He cofounded the Washington Native Plant Society and authored The Natural History of Puget Sound Country and Geology and Plant Life, as well as prior editions of Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest. Linda Chalker-Scott is associate professor of horticulture and extension specialist at Washington State University. She cohosts the Garden Professors blog, and her books include The Informed Gardener, The Informed Gardener Blooms Again, and How Plants Work. Richard G. Olmstead is professor of botany at the University of Washington and curator at the University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum.

"Native plants are generally drought tolerant, pest free, and loved by wildlife making them great additions to any garden. This outstanding collaboration by two of the most renowned experts in the Pacific Northwest will help you choose and integrate natives that are perfectly suited for your garden; plus you will learn how to care for them to keep them looking great. Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest rates my highly coveted Golden Brussels Sprouts Award. Oh, la, la!"
-Ciscoe Morris, Seattle Times gardening columnist and author of Ask Ciscoe