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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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Pacific Northwest

List of PNW Public Gardens
List of PNW Organizations & Plant Societies

PNW Herbaria what is an herbarium?

Eastern Oregon University Herbarium Collection
“EOU maintains a herbarium collection of approximately 9,500 specimens. The collection represents flora of the Pacific Northwest, primarily from the Oregon counties of Union, Wallowa and Baker. The website features a database that currently contains data for lower vascular plants, gymnosperms and monocotyledons.”

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 350,000 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
“TheHyde 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 200,000 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 half a million 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 Plants Images and Information

CalFlora
An online database providing occurrence data about native and introduced plants in California.

CalPhotos
An online database of plant photos compiled by individuals and organizations. Each contributor has designated his/her own copyright restrictions for his/her photos.

Gardening with Native Plants
Recommendations for native plants for garden use, and their water requirements from WSU Cooperative Extension.

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.

Information Resources for Plant Identification
A list of the best books, articles and websites on plant identification.

King County DNR: Native Plant Nurseries for the Pacific Northwest
This listing of retail and wholesale nurseries and stores was compiled by the Water and Land Resources Division of King County, Washington for your convenience. The list draws in part on the Hortus West Native Plant Directory and the journal Hortus West.

Native Plants for California Database
Database providing native plant recommendations for California gardens. Currently, the database relies on zip codes to determine plant lists and only includes California zip codes.

Native Plants Information Network
This site offers information on native plants and related organizations searchable by region, state or city. Included are native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agenices, botanic gardens and arboreta. Sources for nurseries and seed suppliers are searchable by an alphabetical list, or by state, city, or zip. The "Mr. Smarty Plants" database has questions answered by staff members of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

NativePlants Network
This site from the University of Idaho includes the full text of the research Journal NativePlants and a Propagation Protocol database.

Northwest Native Plant Landscape Guide
King County's Natural Resources and Parks department has made it easy for gardeners to include native plants in their gardens. The site includes garden design plans for sun or shade, dry or wet sites; detailed plant profiles that may be searched by name or browsed by photos; and a collection of short articles on topics such as proper site preparation. The most useful feature is the ability to create customized plant lists that can be printed, emailed or even saved for a later visit.

Oregon Flora Project
Resource for the vascular plants of Oregon that grow without cultivation, includes a plant distribution mapping program.

Oregon State University: Trees of the Pacific Northwest
This site provides assistance with identifying common conifers in the Pacific Northwest. It includes information about specific genera, “user-friendly dichotomous keys,” and a “mystery tree” section where you can test your knowledge.

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

PlantNative.com
"Dedicated to moving native plants and naturescaping into mainstream landscaping practices." Includes a how-to for creating a native plant landscape and directories by state for native plant nurseries, regional plants and community service organizations.

UW's Plants of Western Washington Image Database
A database of nearly 600 images of plants commonly found in Western Washington which also provides ecological information about the plants featured.

Washington Flora Checklist
A database constructed by members of the UW Botany department. "The Washington Flora Checklist aims to be a complete checklist of the vascular plants of Washington State. The checklist currently contains 3758 unique taxa."

Washington Native Plant Society's Photo Gallery
This photo guide includes a fairly comprehensive list of plants, trees, shrubs, vines and flowers native to Washington State. Choose from the alphabetical list of plants and see the habitat, bloom time and range of a particular flower. Or if you prefer, you can browse through categories of plants and trees, such as deciduous shrubs, grasses and ferns, among others. Part of the Washington Native Plant Society’s webpage.

Washington Natural Heritage Program
"The WNHP manages site-specific and species/ecosystem-specific information on priority species and ecosystems; those that are rare or have very limited distribution."

Washington Trails Association Flora of the Northwest
A color sorted guide to wildflowers and other common flora found near hiking trails.

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.

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 Western Washington
Facts tips, and information for west of the Cascade mountains.

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 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.

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.

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June 24 2013 10:49:58