Gardening With Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest / Edition 2

Gardening With Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest / Edition 2

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by Arthur R. Kruckeberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0295974761

ISBN-13: 9780295974767

Pub. Date: 12/28/1996

Publisher: University of Washington Press


"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,

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"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." -Sunset

"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." -Horticulture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295974767
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,217,114
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.27(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition ix(2)
Preface to the Original Edition xi(1)
Acknowledgments xii
Chapter 1 Introduction
3(22)
Natural Environments in the Pacific Northwest
7(7)
Garden and Landscape Uses of Native Plants
14(7)
Propagation of Native Plants
21(4)
Chapter 2 Native Ornamental Trees
25(55)
Conifers
25(32)
Broad-leaved Evergreens
57(9)
Broad-leaved Deciduous Trees
66(14)
Chapter 3 Native Ornamental Shrubs
80(49)
Broad-leaved Evergreens and Ground Covers
81(26)
Deciduous Shrubs
107(22)
Chapter 4 Native Ornamental Herbaceous Perennials
129(91)
Ferns
131(11)
Ground Orchids
142(1)
Lilies, Irises, and Their Kin
143(15)
Other Herbaceous Perennials
158(1)
Tall Herbs (3 to 10 feet)
158(5)
Medium-sized Herbs (1 to 3 feet)
163(18)
Small Herbs (less than 1 Foot)
181(39)
Chapter 5 Grasses and Grasslike Plants
220(7)
Grasses for Woodland Settings
222(1)
Grasses and Their Kin for Wetlands
223(1)
Meadow Grasses
224(1)
Grasses at the Seashore
224(1)
Alpine and Low-growing Grasses for the Rock Garden
225(1)
Grasses for East of the Cascades
225(2)
Chapter 6 Supplement: More Native Plants for Garden and Habitat Reclamation
227(16)
Annuals
227(2)
Herbaceous Perennials
229(7)
Trees
236(3)
Shrubs
239(4)
Appendix A. Collecting in the Wild 243(1)
Appendix B. Lists of Native Plants for Particular Settings 244(7)
Appendix C. Sources of Information on Native Plants 251(4)
Appendix D. Native Grasses and Their Kin 255(2)
Glossary of Botanical, Horticultural, and Gardening Terms 257(4)
Derivations and Meanings of Genus and Species Names 261(9)
Selected Bibliography 270(4)
Index 274

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