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RECOMMENDED BOOKS - Pacific West

 
   
 
 
   
     
 
 

Naturescaping: A Landscaping Partnership with Nature
by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
Published by: the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

This wonderfully illustrated and popular book on naturescaping is intended to serve as a how-to guide for creating a positive legacy for humans, plants and animals. The book includes a thorough and illustrated discussion of landscaping for different wildlife communities as well as plant descriptions, several detailed examples including maps, and other valuable information. 204 pp.

Available through the Department of Fish & Wildlife: visit www.dfw.state.or.us/test/ns/testsite/book.html, or call 800.720.6339 to order.

   
 

Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest
by Russell Link
Published By: University of Washington Press

Written by a wildlife biologist, this is a book that homeowners, property owners, professional wildlife managers, landscape architects, and garden designers will all find invaluable. It is a great source of information on: wildlife habitat and landscaping basics; birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects likely to be attracted to your property; specialty gardens for butterflies and hummingbirds; how to plant and maintain woodlands, grasslands, wetlands, and waterways; feeders and nest boxes, ponds and birdbaths; potential problems; wildlife viewing tips; extensive plant lists. 319 pp.

Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

   
 

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast
by Jim Pojar and Andy MacKinnon
Published by: Lone Pine Publishers

This easy-to-use field guide features 794 species of plants found along the Pacific Coast from Oregon to Alaska. Includes trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. Range maps and line drawings supplement full color photographs. Extensive and entertaining notes about historical use by humans are included along with easy-to-understand plant descriptions. 527 pp.

Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

   
 

Propagation of Pacific Northwest Native Plants
by Robin Rose, Caryn E. C. Chachulski, Diane L. Haase
Published by: Oregon State University Press

An excellent reference for home gardeners, landscape professionals and nursery gardeners, this is not a glossy picture book. It contains general and scientific information on growing and planting nearly 140 plants. Plants are divided into shrubs, trees, forbs and grasses. 256 pp.

Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

   
 

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest
by Peter Alden
Published by: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

An easy-to-use guide that provides illustrated descriptions of plants native to Oregon and Washington. This versatile guide also provides illustrated description of birds, mammals and other local wildlife native to the local plant communities. Over 1300 quality phographs and a listing of parks, preserves and sanctuaries where you might find native plants. 448 pp.

Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

   
 

Trees and Shrubs of California
by John D. Stuart and John O. Sawyer
Published by: University of California Press

A comprehensive field guide to the woody plants of California's wildlands. Includes detailed drawings of most plants listed; maps illustrating their native ranges; a description and the habitat, range, and other details of each plant; and vivid color photo plates. 500 pp.

Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

   
 

Growing California Native Plants
by Marjorie D. Schmidt
Published by: University of California Press

Schmidt draws on her years of experience gardening with native plants as she discusses numerous California native trees, shrubs, ferns, and wildflowers: where they are found, conditions they need to grow, and combinations in which they thrive. The book also includes a list of useful references, societies, and plant sources. 366 pp.

Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

   
 

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California
by Peter Alden
Published by: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

An easy-to-use guide that provides illustrated descriptions of plants native to California. This versatile guide also provides illustrated description of birds, mammals and other local wildlife native to the local plant communities. Over 1300 quality phographs and a listing of parks, preserves and sanctuaries where you might find native plants. 448 pp.

Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

   
 
  Also consider the following helpful books  
 

Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest, by Arthur Kruckeberg.

Native Plants of the Coastal Garden
, by April Pettinger.

Naturalistic Gardening: Reflecting the Planting Patterns of Nature, by Anne Lovejoy.

Portland Plant Lists, by the Portland Planning Bureau.

Wildflowers of the Columbia River Gorge, by Russ Jolley.