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Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ISBN: 9781771645065
  • Tags: Arthur Kruckeberg, Linda Chalker-Scott, Nature & Environment, Sports & Recreation,
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 10
  • Published On: 04/02/2019
  • 432 Pages

With hundreds of stunning color photographs and new chapters by horticulturist inda Chalker-Scott, this fully updated edition of one of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite gardening books is more extensive and user-friendly than ever before.

This fully-updated third edition of Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest includes revised designations for species, genus, and family names for numerous native plants, and over 900 beautiful and informative color photos of native trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and annuals. Each species has been carefully selected as garden-worthy, setting this book apart from encyclopedic tomes containing comprehensive lists of native plants. Building on the classic text by the late botanist Arthur R. Kruckeberg, horticulturist Linda Chalker-Scott as contributed several new chapters on garden ecology and the latest in garden science. Thorough, practical, and easy to use, this updated edition of the book Sunset magazine called a “standard guidebook for anyone who gardens with Northwest Natives” will be invaluable to all Northwest gardeners.

Arthur R. Kruckeberg was a renowned Northwest naturalist and a professor of botany at the University of Washington for nearly four decades. His books include Geology and Plant Life, as well as Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest.

Linda Chalker-Scott is associate professor of horticulture and extension specialist at Washington State University. She is a cohost of The Garden Professors blog and author of numerous books, including The Informed Gardener and How Plants Work: The Science behind the Amazing Things Plants Do.


"For many good reasons, there is a renewed interest in native excellent new book, Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest [3rd edition], is perhaps one of the best recent publications on this subject."
—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."
—Times Colonist (Victoria)

"Kruckeberg and Chalker-Scott’s book will surely be a go-to resource for many gardeners in the Northwest."
—The Oregonian

"A glorious guide to integrating native flora into our less-wild domestic landscapes."
—Seattle Times