Gardening Resources

My Favorite Plants

I love plants that offer more than one feature while being low maintenance and disease resistant. There are many wonderful choices to create an interesting and colorful landscape but these workhorses are plants I’d recommend anyone using anytime.

 

General Information About Plants

OSU Plant Database
Great information and multiple pictures of plants

Great Plant Picks
The University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture’s site featuring great plants for Pacific Northwest Gardens

Rainy Side Gardeners
Information on Pacific Northwest gardening issues and plants

Department of Agriculture Plant Database

University of Connecticut’s Plant Database

Public Gardens to Visit

Center for Urban Horticulture

Heronswood Garden & Nursery

Bellevue Botanical Garden 

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

Bloedel Reserve

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden

Seattle Area Nurseries

Sky Nursery

Swanson’s Nursery

Molbak’s Garden & Home

City People’s Nursery

Mail-order Nurseries & Supplies

Gardens Alive
Environmentally responsible pest & disease control

A.M. Leonard
Good for hard-to-find, quality tools

Cistus Nursery
Nursery in Portland, OR featuring rare and tropical plants.

Plant Delights Nursery
Cool, rare plants — mostly perennials and annuals

Raintree Nursery
Unusual edible plants

Far Reaches Farm
Unusual ornamental plants

Forest Farm Nursery

Bluestone Perennials

Useful Books

The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Christopher Brickell, Editor

The Pacific Northwest Gardener’s Book of Lists by Ray and Jan McNeilan

Garden Retreats: Creating an Outdoor Sanctuary by Barbara Blossom Ashmun

Succession Planting for Year-round Pleasure by Christopher Lloyd

The American Mixed Border by Ann Lovejoy

Good Planting by Rosemary Verey

Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest by Arthur Kruckeberg

Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning by Cass Turnbull

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