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.
- For favorite trees, click here.
- For favorite shrubs, click here.
- For favorite perennials and groundcovers, click here.
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
Public Gardens to Visit
Seattle Area Nurseries
Mail-order Nurseries & Supplies
Environmentally responsible pest & disease control
Good for hard-to-find, quality tools
Nursery in Portland, OR featuring rare and tropical plants.
Plant Delights Nursery
Cool, rare plants — mostly perennials and annuals
Unusual edible plants
Far Reaches Farm
Unusual ornamental plants
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