Bound Book/eBook

Linda Chalker-Scott
Extension Specialist and Associate Professor
Washington State University
WSU Puyallup

Chalker-Scott, L.*1,
1 Extension Specialist and Associate Professor, Washington State University, Puyallup, WA, 98371

Co-authored by Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott (WSU's Urban Horticulture Extension Specialist), the newest edition of this book presents a curated collection of garden-worthy native plants that tolerate cultivated conditions. Below is the publisher’s description for the new edition on Amazon. (

The Pacific Northwest abounds with native plants that bring beauty to the home garden while offering food and shelter to birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife. Elegant trilliums thrive in woodland settings. Showy lewisias stand out in the rock garden. Hazel and huckleberry number among the delights of early spring, while serviceberry and creek dogwood provide a riot of fall color. Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest is the essential resource for learning how to best use this stunning array.

The third edition to this science-based contains:

  • close to 1,000 choices of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and grasses for diverse terrain and conditions, from Canada to California, and east to the Rockies;
  • 948 color photographs, with useful habitat icons;
  • fully updated nomenclature, with an index of subjects and an index of plant names (common and scientific);
  • new chapters on garden ecology and garden science;
  • an appendix of Pacific Northwest botanical gardens and native plant societies; and
  • a glossary of botanical, horticultural, and gardening terms.


With enthusiasm, easy wit, and expert knowledge, renowned botanist Art Kruckeberg and horticulturist Linda Chalker-Scott show Northwest gardeners, from novice to expert, how to imagine and realize their perfect sustainable landscape.

This book has been favorably reviewed in both the Western United States and British Columbia; a sample review can be found here: To date, it has sold 3000 copies in the US and over 1200 copies in British Columbia. It has been purchased by gardeners, Master Gardeners, native plant nurseries, landscape architects and designers, and restoration ecologists.

Please note that the original author, Dr. Kruckeberg, passed away in 2016. Dr. Chalker-Scott was solely responsible for the update to create the 3rd edition, which included much of Dr. Kruckeberg's earlier material but required significant additional information as noted in the description.