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Pacific Northwest Gardening Connections

The Pacific Northwest is an ideal climate for growing plants from all over the world. Certain regions of the world have a climate similar to ours and plants from those regions grow especially well here. Those regions are the Mediterranean, New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan, South Africa and Chile. In the library we have a section devoted to books about plants and gardens from these regions. Below is a growing collection of web resources with connections to the Pacific Northwest climate.

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General Gardening Sites

A Dry Rain: Gardening In The Pacific Northwest and Beyond
Willie Galloway, Greg Rabourn and Marty Wingate host weekly podcasts all about gardening in the Northwest. Formerly the three chatted about gardening and answered questions from callers on the KUOW Weekday radio program.

Choosing the Right Plants
This Seattle Public Utilities site includes links to pdf files for choosing the right plant for the right place and a plant list for the Pacific Northwest.

Daniel J. Hinkley, Plantsman
Internationally renowned plant explorer and writer, Dan Hinkley's speaking calendar is available as well as a growing collection of essays.

E-Flora BC
An "electronic atlas of the plants of British Columbia" that provides detailed biogeographical, ecological and taxonomic information on vascular and non-vascular plants of the province. Includes a photo gallery and distribution maps.

Gardening in Washington State
Facts tips, and information for gardening in Washington.

Gardening with Ciscoe
The gregarious radio personality and former longtime Manager for Grounds and Landscaping at Seattle University developed a fun web page that highlights gardening in Seattle. Ciscoe's sense of humor is evident in the page of recipes devoted to the maligned brussel sprout. Serious topics are also included such as lawn care information for the Northwest and features on interesting plants and destructive bugs.

Gardening with Ed Hume
Gardening information archive.

Great Plant Picks for the Northwest
The Great Plant Picks program is a new plant awards program designed to help the home gardener identify foolproof plants for their Pacific Northwest garden.The program is targeted at gardeners in the maritime Pacific Northwest. This includes gardens north of Eugene, Oregon; southern British Columbia; and west of the Cascade Mountains.

Idaho Landscapes and Gardens
Published by the University of Idaho Extension, this well organized site contains articles on a wide variety of gardening topics such as fertilizing, transplanting trees, growing berries and growing Idaho native plants. Also included are links to contact the Master Gardeners or the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association.

In the Garden with Marty Wingate
This local Seattle garden writer leads tours to English, Irish or North American gardens every spring.

King County Natural Yard Care
Information on five steps to natural yard care.

Marianne Binetti
The personal page of a Northwest garden writer that features photos of the international garden tours she leads, information on her books and a link to another site where readers can submit questions to her.

Northwest Berry & Grape Information Net
Very comprehensive source of information for both the commercial grower and homer gardener on growing berries and grapes in the Pacific Northwest.

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
The NCAP publishes the Journal of Pesticide Reform and works to educate the public about the dangers of pesticides. Go to their Publications section to download information on alternative solutions to pest problems, pesticide fact sheets, and special reports about issues of pesticide reform.

Oregon Association of Nurseries

Oregon State University Extension's Gardening Encyclopedia
A collection of text and audio resources including a detailed garden maintenance calendar, short radio clips, news articles and in-depth manuals on such topics as lawn renovation or growing blueberries.

Oregon State University: Landscape Plants
The site features images and information on over 900 landscape plants (mostly woody) listed in alphabetical order by genus.

Pacific Northwest Gardening Resource List
A list of the best books, articles and websites on gardening in the Pacific Northwest.

Pacific Northwest Nursery IPM
"This website has been established to provide educational materials and links for the identification and management of pests in commercial nursery production in the Pacific Northwest."

Paghat's Garden
An extensive commentary of the life of the garden and grounds of an old estate where two eccentric women, Granny Artemis & Paghat the Ratgirl, live and work in the garden. As useful a reference as entertainment!

Plant Disease Control
Oregon State University presents their online version of a guide to plant diseases. Search by the common name of either the plant or the disease. Each record describes the cause, symptoms and control for the particular disease, and most have a picture. The site also gives detailed instruction on how to submit a diseased plant sample to the Oregon State University clinics as well as addresses for the many official County Extension clinics in the Pacific Northwest.

Plant Talk by Valerie Easton
A longtime gardening columnist for the Seattle Times (and founding librarian of the Miller Library), Valerie Easton started blogging in early 2009. Topics include Easton's favorite new plants, experiments with vegetables, horticultural happenings and reflections on her home garden.

Rainy Side Gardeners Maritime PNW Gardening Events
A website geared specifically towards gardening in the maritime Pacific Northwest. Features articles, book reviews, plant guides, a photo gallery, and more.

Rainyleaf
Gardener and Nurserywoman, Elaine Sawyer, blogs about gardening and her favorite plants for the Pacific Northwest.

Two Rainy Side Gardeners
This site features a collection of articles about gardening in the Northwest. Also included here are gardening forums, links to e-mail discussion lists, and online gardening resources.

UBC Botanical Garden Forums
An on-line extension service based in Vancouver, this site also allows posts of photographs, scientific discussions and details from University of British Columbia research.

UrbanGardenShare
A site that connects Seattle homeowners with sunny land and a willingness to share it with experienced gardeners desiring a place to grow vegetables.

PNW Herbaria what is an herbarium?

Humboldt State University Herbarium
The HSU Vascular Plant Herbarium (HSC) consists of nearly 100,000 specimens, with a strong emphasis in the flora of northwest California and southwest Oregon. The Herbarium serves as a botanical resource for students and faculty, as well as community members and professional botanists.

Marion Ownbey Herbarium at WSU
The Ownbey Herbarium is a collection of nearly 400,000 specimens of vascular and non vascular plants and lichens. The Herbarium includes plants from around the world, although those of the Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, and California form the majority of the collection.

Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium
The Hyde Herbarium (WTUH), collects and houses voucher specimens of all accessioned plants in the Washington Park Arboretum and the Center for Urban Horticulture, horticulturally significant plants, and plants that reflect the research and project efforts of faculty, staff and students at CUH and WPA.

University of Alaska Museum Herbarium
The ALA Herbarium contains more than 220,000 specimens of non-vascular and vascular plants and is the only major research herbarium in Alaska. The collection emphasizes plants from Alaska and includes plants from other states, Canada, Greenland, Fennoscandia, Japan, and Russia.

University of British Columbia Herbarium
The UBC Herbarium is the largest in Canada west of Ottawa, home to over 650.000 plant specimens from around the world. The UBC Herbarium has five major collections: vascular plants; bryophytes (the largest collection in Canada); macroscopic algae; lichens; and fungi.

PNW Native Plant Societies

Generally, Native Plant Societies conserve, advocate for, photograph, research and educate the public about the native plants in their geographic region. All welcome new members and volunteers. Unless otherwise noted, the Societies listed below cover an entire state or province.

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January 21 2016 12:06:13