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Endangered species display beginning May 9

May 19 is Endangered Species Day. To complement UW Botanic Gardens' Education programs on this topic, we'll be featuring the library's best resources on endangered species. Our collection includes books and DVDs on the control of invasive plants and habitat restoration, including work with rare and endangered plants. As those in the field know, working now to preserve and restore native plants and wild lands creates the conditions necessary for endangered plant and animal conservation to continue in the future.

Student project posters will also be on display this month. All students in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington 14 x 14-inch mini-poster to display at the Miller Library. The deadline for submissions has been extended to this Friday, May 5. To participate, send your 14 x 14 poster in .pdf format to hortlib@uw.edu. Send us the electronic version, and we'll cover the printing and mounting costs.

The Miller Library Top Twenty
an annual feature by Laura Blumhagen
detail from the flora of Seattle in 1850Encyclopedia of northwest native plants for gardens and landPlanting the dry shade gardenTrees of SeattleRain gardensNative plants in the coastal garden : a guide for gardenersCass Turnbull's guide to pruning
Landscaping for wildlife in the Pacific Northwest
What library resources do Miller Library borrowers use the most? Since October 2012, four out of the top 5 most-borrowed items were from our Pacific Norhwest Connections Collection. Borrowers consistently look for information on practical projects such as pruning, restoration, and propagation, and they pursue more esoteric tasks such as rain garden design and learning to recognize landscape plants. Books on our region’s wildlife, native plants, and well-suited ornamental plants, especially those by local authors, continue to be very popular. Our Children’s Collection attracts parents, teachers, and our youngest borrowers with picture books that capture the imagination.

  1. Plants of the Pacific Northwest coastPlants of thje Pacific Northwest coastRestoring the Pacific Northwest
  2. Encyclopedia of Northwest native plants for gardens and landscapes
  3. The flora of Seattle in 1850
  4. Planting the dry shade garden
  5. Trees of Seattle
  6. The princess and the peas
  7. Rain gardensPenguin and Pinecone
  8. Native plants in the coastal garden
  9. Cass Turnbull’s guide to pruning
  10. Restoring the Pacific Northwest
  11. Encyclopedia of garden ferns
  12. Second nature
  13. Penguin and Pinecone
  14. Winter gardening in the maritime Northwest: cool-season crops for the year-round gardener
  15. Plant propagationSecond Nature by Constance SidlesDesigning with conifers
  16. Landscaping for wildlife in the Pacific Northwest
  17. Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest
  18. The botanical garden
  19. Beauty by design
  20. Designing with conifers

The princess and the peasEncyclopedia of garden fernsBotanical Garden v.2Botanical Garden v. 1Binda Colebrook's Winter Gardening in the Maritime NorthwestWildflowers of the Pacific NorthwestBeauty by designPlant propagation (Toogood)

Environmental horticulture : science and management of greenEnvironmental Horticulture:
Science and Management of Green Landcapes
reviewed by Brian Thompson

The subject of Environmental Horticulture, a new book in the Miller Library by Ross Cameron and James Hitchmough, is best described by the book’s subtitle: “Science and Management of Green Landscapes.” The intended audience is broad, but I would recommend it for professionals managing large landscapes used for almost any purpose, and for students researching landscape management principles.

This book covers many topics, beginning with the value of green spaces for human well-being and biodiversity. Many types of plantings are considered, ranging from trees and shrubs to bedding plants, and including formal settings and semi-natural grasslands. Even plantings as diverse as lawns or sports turf and green roofs or rain gardens are studied with the same depth of research as other types.

The authors define Environmental Horticulture as “…the subset of horticulture that is concerned with the use and management of plants in public and semi-public environments.” They discuss how this term is nearly the equivalent of “urban horticulture” or “landscape horticulture” with the difference uses reflecting national preferences. “Urban horticulture,” for example, hasn’t caught on as a descriptor in Great Britain.

The authors are on the faculty of the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield in England. Although some of the terminology is distinctly British, much of the discussion is based on North American research. One of the most valuable assets of this book are the references, which include many American sources.

The purchase of this book was made possible by a grant from the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association.

New to the Library
One city's wilderness : Portland's Forest Park / Marcy CottrThe illustrated book of edible plants / Jack Staub, proprietHeirloom plants : a complete compendium of heritage vegetabl
Learning with nature (detail)Tokyo digs a gardenRooted in design : Sprout Home's guide to creative indoor plI took a walk / by Henry Cole.KniphofiaA-Z encyclopedia of garden plants / edited by Christopher BrEnvironmental horticulture : science and management of greenDiscovering Welsh gardens : 20 of the liveliest gardens sele

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