Encyclopedia of Northwest Native Plants for Gardens and Landscapes

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Timber Press, 2008 - Art - 532 pages
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This comprehensive reference describes plants native to the Pacific Northwest—the ferns and conifers; annuals, perennials, and grasses; and flowering trees and shrubs that populate and define this distinctive region. Featured are some 530 subject species that occur naturally from southwestern Alaska to Oregon's border with California, and from the coast east to Idaho, plants that are not only beautiful ornamentals but important components of habitat diversity.

Illustrated throughout with nearly 600 eye-popping color photographs and original pen-and-ink drawings, the book is smartly separated by plant type into five encyclopedic sections. Detailed descriptions include reommendations for cultivation and siting, from streambanks to parking strips, and lists suggesting natives for particular garden situations or themes—arid or sodden; hedgerows and meadows; hummingbird and rock gardens—concludes the book.

Gardeners and conservationists alike will find much of value and interest in this impeccably presented and illustrated regional resource, which is sure to become a classic on the subject.

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Encyclopedia of northwest native plants for gardens and landscapes

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In this comprehensive regional reference, Robson, who has written extensively on gardening and studied rare plants, describes plants native to the Pacific Northwest-ferns, conifers, annuals ... Read full review

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At over 500 pages and a color photograph of each plant, this is book gives a wealth of information on each plant- a detailed description right down to the number of sepals and stamens, what it’s soil ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Kathleen A. Robson, a botanist, operates Nothing But Northwest NativesNursery in Woodland, Washington, and has taught taxonomy, field ecology, and conservation.

Alice Richter is a photographer whose Northwest wildflower portraits have appeared in calendars, cards, and several magazines.

Marianne Filbert is an artist who has produced beautiful, technically detailed illustrations for scientific and garden publications.

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