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A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity. Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone? Ask Mr.
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- A plea for pollinators
- Sara Bonnett Stein (1935–2005)
- Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards
- Noah's garden : restoring the ecology of our own back yards
- James and Ellen Best’s Sara Stein Garden
- Ask Mr. Smarty Plants
- Back to the wild: how 'ungardening' took root in America
- 071-Gardening for Wildlife: How-to Create an Inviting Habitat, with NWF’s David Mizijewski
- Native Plant Gardening Resources
A plea for pollinators
This book is meant to be used in the field as you travel across the Pacific Northwest. The gorgeous photos of 1, flowering plants are arranged by color and then by flower shape. A short description of the important features that distinguish similar plants is very helpful, as is the small map with the distribution of the plant throughout the Northwest. Plants in central and eastern Washington and Oregon and the Siskiyous in Oregon are emphasized because these areas are often neglected in flower books.
A different format than the original edition, this is an excellent addition to your library of flower books even if you have the original. It contains more photos, with the identifications easier to reference. A good book for beginners in the field.
Contains excellent plant lists for suggested trips to a variety of locations in or close to our area along with maps and brief descriptions. A celebration in photos and text of Washington's vast and, for the most part, unpopulated arid lands, this book provides an introduction to theProduced in partnership with The Nature Conservancy of Washington, this fascinating book features more than 70 color photographs of the wild habitats and inhabitants of this breathtaking extension of American West.
Wildflowers of Washington by C. Color photos and complete descriptions of nearly species of Washington wildflowers, organized by flower color.
Includes locations and ranges, ecological zones, and Native American uses of the plant. Gives brief descriptions and lots of pictures of wildflowers and flowering shrubs growing from our very dry area to those like Wenatchee or the east slopes of the Cascades that are a bit higher and wetter. There are also companion books on coastal wildflowers and mountain wildflowers.
Over species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens commonly found in the region from the crest of the Rockies to the Coast Mountains, including the interior of Washington and Idaho. Detailed species descriptions are combined with concise drawings and color photographs to make plant identification easy.
Helps those of us who like to hike amongst the wildflowers find the right times and places to go in Washington. There are quite a few hikes in southern Cascades, as well as in the Blue Mountains, eastern Washington scablands and the Palouse. Wildflowers of the Columbia Gorge by Russ Jolley. A comprehensive guide to wildflower species in the Columbia River Gorge. Contains entries, each with a full-color photograph. Each entry lists the flower's common and scientific names, general habitat, blooming dates, and specific plant locations.
The guide contains a series of suggested field trips throughout the blooming season, and includes a glossary of place names, a table of blooming dates, and a full-color, fold-out, waterproof map.
Niehaus, illustrated by Charles L. Descriptions and illustrations, some in color, of 1, species of wildflowers found from British Columbia to Baja California, from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
Grouped by color, each species description includes field marks, size, habitat, range, flowering season, and common and scientific names. If you're used to tight, tree-lined trails through often-dripping evergreens, it's time for a guidebook to an entirely different world: the high desert of central and eastern Washington. It's desert, yes -- but not the Lawrence of Arabia kind.
This landscape of sagebrush and rimrock canyons is starkly beautiful and rich in plant and animal life.It offers mild temperatures in fall, prime wildlife viewing in winter, and an explosion of wildflowers in spring.
Features day hikes throughout the eastern Washington region, roughly covering the area of the state east of HighwayIncludes many large color photographs, line drawings for each species and a range map showing where each is found. Designed for the serious botanist, this is the definitive reference manual to Northwest flora. Vitt, Janet E. Marsh, and Robin B. A field guide to mosses, liverworts, lichens, and ferns of the Northwest. Over species are listed, each with a full-color photograph.
The species included are representative of the area from Alaska to southern Oregon and from the Pacific Ocean to Montana and Saskatchewan. Out of print. The first half of this book discusses the types and occurrences of different plant communities in mountains of eastern Oregon and western Idaho as well as their ecological importance and significance.
The second half includes descriptions, photos, and sketches of a large number of trees, shrubs, forbs and grasses. A good book for people interested in upland plants, such as those that might be found in the foothills of the Blue Mountains and higher.
It provides descriptions, photos, sketches and habitat information on trees, shrubs, grasses and forbs. Lichens can be found in almost any natural habitat in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to contributing to biological diversity, lichens are ecologically important as food, shelter, and nesting material for wildlife. Color photographs, illustrations, and full-page detailed descriptions are provided for over species, emphasizing those found in forested ecosystems. Robson, Alice Richter, and Marianne Filbert.
Comprehensive reference describes garden-worthy native ferns, conifers, and flowering plants. Features some species that occur from SW Alaska to the Oregon border with California, and from the coast east to Idaho. Contains photos by local member Sally Simmons. He also has extensive experience in the field of landscape architecture.
This guide to wildlife landscaping in the Pacific Northwest is a wonderful survey of native plants for wildlife and the techniques of conservation landscaping. Recommended as a resource for landscape designers and wildlife managers, as well as home gardeners.
Whether you "go native" all the way or mix natives with exotics, you can expect pleasure from the beauty that natives can bring to your garden. This book discusses more than kinds of Northwest native plants, their natural habitats, distribution, uses in the garden, and methods of propagation. Chachulski, and Diane L. Provides propagation information on nearly native plants. Designed for use by both nursery professionals and home gardeners, this working manual presents the most current and comprehensive information in this emerging field.
Drawn from forestry and agricultural journals, as well as gardening and horticultural handbooks and personal sources, the techniques presented here offer invaluable direction to those who wish to grow native plants. A guide to transforming the traditional grass lawn into a beautiful alternative lawn using native grasses, ferns, mosses, wildflowers, low-growing shrubs, and perennials. Includes detailed instructions on choosing a wild lawn, installing and maintaining the lawn, and even a chapter on landscaping ordinances.
Stein shows us how our landscape style of neat yards and gardens has devastated suburban ecology, wiping out entire communities of plants and animals. When Stein realized what her intensive efforts at making a garden had done, she set out to "ungarden.
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Sara Bonnett Stein (1935–2005)
Milkweed is an essential plant for monarch caterpillars and beautiful in its own right — even its seedpods! For example, schoolchildren collected the pods in WWII to fill life jackets, and it was even used as skin cream! Companies are now experimenting with other ways to use the silk. Note: Asclepias syriaca is the scientific name for common milkweed. All species of milkweed are in the genus Asclepias.
Excellent book about planting native plants and designing landscapes so as to Sara Stein's "Noah's Garden" () covers some of the same ground.
Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards
Stein , Hardcover, Teacher's edition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. Now, in Planting Noah's Garden, she tells the even more fascinating story of the many ways people in all parts of the country are redesigning their surroundings to welcome back the birds, butterflies, fireflies, and other creatures driven away by the sterility of the typical suburban landscape.In the second half of the book she offers specific information readers will find nowhere else: how to learn the common flora of your region; how to handle group wholesale orders; how to kill invasive plants; how to collect and plant wild seeds; how to start a tree island; how to plan a patio habitat - and much, much more. Planting Noah's Garden is both a call to action and a blueprint for a new gardening aesthetic. Children's Health Defense Ser.
Noah's garden : restoring the ecology of our own back yards
NPI president, Tammany Baumgarten, helped facilitate, working with a break out group on their designs and board members, Tanya Mennear and Cheryl Geiger, attended to learn how to offer this type of workshop in New Orleans. ANPP is doing great things over in Acadiana. Check them out! Our interest in using native plants in our landscaping began over twenty five years ago as two of our hobbies - gardening and birdwatching - intertwined. It showed how we could enjoy both hobbies in a way that also supported our more fundamental interests in nature and conservation.
This ecological restoration by Sara Stein, the native plant pioneer, spans five-and-one-half acres and includes upland and wetland meadows, woodlands, and thickets. Other features include a stone terrace planted with grasses and sedges, an herb garden within openings in a brick patio, and a planted moss garden and path around the pond.
James and Ellen Best’s Sara Stein Garden
The Best of Permaculture: A Collection. Lindegger and Tap, ed. Nascimanere Nambour. Great stuff from the first 10 years or so of permaculture. Morrow, Rosemary. An informal introduction to permaculture by an experienced teacher.
Ask Mr. Smarty Plants
Michigan Native Plant Producers Association — nursery and grower sources for Michigan native plants and seeds. Michigan Flora Website — a searchable database of all Michigan plants, including pictures and identification keys. Wildflower Association of Michigan — Encourages the preservation and restoration of Michigan's native plants and native plant communities. Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes — promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. There are several chapters throughout Michigan. American Beauties — Native Plants — information about easy-to-grow native plants and landscape plans available at local nurseries. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center — supports the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes. Host of the Native Plant Information Network, which is a searchable database of native plants across the country, includes over 20, images.
Noahs Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards by Sara Stein is a re-education of a gardener after the author and her husband realize that a.
Back to the wild: how 'ungardening' took root in America
Perennial, stoloniferous herb of fields and meadows, lawns and roadsides; white flowers and, in early summer, sweet red fruits; attractive groundcover for various sites. Many of us have come upon these tiny, aromatic gems on a fine day in late May or early June, and been seduced by their scent and the picture they present. Abiding among pasture weeds and short grasses, in abandoned fields and along gravelly roadsides, the fruit asks to be picked. The bribe is just as strong for insects, birds and mammals.
071-Gardening for Wildlife: How-to Create an Inviting Habitat, with NWF’s David MizijewskiRELATED VIDEO: Grow Native! Webinar Series: Jerod Huebner - Establishing a Prairie Planting
What does that designation mean and where does it come from? David, who considers himself a nature geek since birth, has been with the NWF sinceAs a result, David became the public voice of the National Wildlife Federation and has been a frequent guest on late night television shows, morning talk shows, the major news networks, and many other public venues. He is a firm believer in the importance of the role our own spaces — both big and small — can play in protecting and promoting wildlife. David turned his passion into his vocation when he joined the NWF as part of what was then called the Backyard Habitat Program in
As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations.
Native Plant Gardening Resources
Everything must go somewhere. Nature knows best. There is no such thing as a free lunch. If you don't put something in the ecology, it's not there. Most creatures still are bacteria, and each one of our trillions of cells is a colony of bacteria. But each branch of the plant, each member of the animal, each drop of its humors, is also such a garden or such a pond.
Want to learn more about native plants, natural landscapes, and earth-friendly habitat gardening? We recommend the following books. Tallamy explains that simply planting a variety of flowering perennials, trees, and shrubs is not enough.