Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest
- PUBLISHED: March 2019
- SUBJECT LISTING: Pacific Northwest / Gardening, Natural History, Nature and Environment
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 392 Pages, 7.5 x 10 in, 948 color illus., 1 b&w illus, 1 map
- ISBN: 9780295744155
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.
Authors & Contributors
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.
Kruckeberg and Chalker-Scott’s book will surely be a go-to resource for many gardeners in the Northwest. If you have a dog eared, misplaced, lent out or never owned previous editions of this detailed guide, you’ll be impressed by the third edition, which is practical and attractive.- The Oregonian
An excellent new book, Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest, is perhaps one of the best recent publications on [using native plants]. What’s unique about this book is the depth of knowledge and the practical approach it recommends when dealing with gardens of all types. Being the third edition of this book, it has been updated with beautiful images and information more relevant to today’s gardens.- Vancouver Sun
Leafing through the colourful pages of this extensive and timely guide is an eye-opener onto the many, varied points of interest and charm that native plants can bring to gardens.- Helen Chesnut, Victoria BC Times Colonist
This book is a must have for gardeners of the Pacific Northwest.- Birdbooker Report
This book provides succinct and visually gorgeous information to guide readers in growing native plants in home gardens. It’s definitely worth upgrading to the new edition; it contains a wealth of recommendations.- Bulletin of the Native Plant Society of Oregon
A glorious guide to integrating native flora into our less-wild domestic landscapes.- Seattle Times / Pacific NW Magazine
If you’re familiar with the older editions, the first thing you’ll notice in the new book is the inclusion of many color photographs—almost one for every text entry. . . . For those new to this book, the breadth of the plant selection may be surprising—as we have many garden-worthy natives. . . . Chalker-Scott has [also] added a new chapter that brings her signature work on horticultural science to the establishment and maintenance of a garden rich in native plants. . . . The serious native plant gardener should have [this book] in the home library.- Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin
Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest is a science-based reference book that deserves a special spot on your bookshelf.- South Sound Magazine
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