Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295744155
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 175,341
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword Richard G. Olmstead ix

Preface Linda Chalker-Scott xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 3

Natives, Varieties, Cultivars, and Hybrids 3

History of Gardening with Natives in the Northwest 4

Garden and Landscape Uses of Native Plants 6

Plant Names 16

In This Book 17

1 Garden Ecology 18

Natural Environments in the Pacific Northwest 18

Climate Change and Native Plants 34

Introduced, Naturalized, and Invasive Species 34

2 Garden Science 39

Analyzing Site Conditions 39

Preparing the Soil 41

Selecting Quality Plants 41

Planting Nursery Plants into the Landscape 45

Caring for New Transplants 47

Managing Weeds and Invasive Species 49

3 Native Ornamental Trees 51

Conifers 51

Broad-Leaved Trees 75

4 Native Ornamental Shrubs 95

Coniferous Evergreen Shrubs 95

Evergreen Broad-Leaved Shrubs and Woody Groundcovers 95

Deciduous Shrubs 121

5 Native Ornamental Herbaceous Perennials 152

Use of Herbaceous Perennials from the Wild 152

Ferns 153

Ground Orchids (Orchidaceae) 165

Lilies and Irises (Amaryllidaceae, Araceae, Asparagaceae, Iridaceae, Liliaceae, Melanthiaceae, and Tofieldiaceae), and Their Kin 166

Lily and Iris Kin for Rock Gardens and Border Plantings 178

Other Herbaceous Perennials 192

6 Native Ornamental Grasses and Grasslike Plants 312

Grasses for Woodland Settings 313

Grasses and Their Kin for Wetlands 316

Meadow Grasses 319

Grasses at the Seashore 322

Alpine and Low-Growing Grasses for the Rock Garden 323

Grasses for East of the Cascades 325

7 Native Ornamental Annuals 328

Appendix: Native Plant Societies and Botanical Gardens 333

Glossary of Botanical, Horticultural, and Gardening Terms 335

Selected Bibliography 339

Photography Credits 345

Index of Subjects 353

Index of Scientific and Common Names 356

What People are Saying About This

Ciscoe Morris

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!

From the Publisher

"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

Seattle Times

[T]he bible on how to grow in our own gardens plants native to our mountains, meadows, seasides, and forests.

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