Right Plant / Right Place
Go Native First
- Native Plants. WSU list of PNW native plants.
- Native Plant Guide. King County landscaping list.
- Nurseries with Natives. Nursery location and more PNW natives.
- NW Great Plant Picks. Can’t decide? Here is what you need to grow.
- The Plant ListTrees/shrubs/perennials and grasses for PNW (savveywater.org)
- Right Tree / Right Place. Search for a tree to match your site (UFEI/Cal Poly U).
Plant Search Engines
- WSU Plant Finder. Use the NorthWest Plants database to browse plant photos (2290 images), search by common traits and get growing tips.
- Sunset Plant Finder. Match the right plant to your available light or water.
- Plant Information Online. Search over 100,000 plants and 1000 nurseries. Need we say more! (U.of Minn)
- Mystery Plant? Who is that masked man? Know what a plant looks like but not the name? Search by color, height, or type. (EasyBloom Comercial Site)
- Public Garden Search Planning a trip and want to see beautiful gardens along the way?
- Weeds – Weed Management Handbood (OSU)
- Plant Dictionary / Images – Plant Dictionary is an indexed system of teaching resources for the discipline of Horticulture and Crop Science.
- Plant Images – Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery is designed for educators and hobbyists interested in identification of plants commonly found in the southern Great Plains. With over 5,000 images it is worth a look.
- Noxious Weed Information – Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.
Plant List for Critters
- Plants to attact butterflies/hummingbirds
- Plants to attract pollinators
- Build a Backyard Wildlife Sanctury
- Butterflies and How to Attract Them – Common PNW butterflies and plants each love
- Landscape Design for Wildlife – Make your backyard a better home for the wildlife already living there and a home for new wild neighbors
- Certify your wildlife garden as an official Wildlife Habitat
- Companion Planting to repel pests – While there is no scientific evidence that companion planting works, here are some companion planting ideas you might like to try (see the last section). [PDF]
- Deer Resistant Plants
Plants for Problem Sites