Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Loaded with good suggestions on how best to use natives in our gardens." Valerie Easton, Seattle Times
"Whether looking to create a low-maintenance garden that requires little water in summer or to create a haven to attract birds, butterflies, and other native animals, gardeners and conservationists will find much value and interest in this impeccably presented publication." Library Journal
About the Author
Marianne Filbert is an artist who has produced beautiful, technically detailed illustrations for scientific and garden publications.Kathleen A. Robson, a botanist, operates Nothing But Northwest Natives Nursery 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.