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Holiday gift picks, the Pacific Northwest edition

by Timber Press on December 11, 2017

in Natural History

Books for both garden and outdoor enthusiasts are frequently regional. Since our office is located in Portland, Oregon, we may be a little partial to the PNW. . . so here are some titles that celebrate and share the mighty Pacific Northwest!

Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide
by Paul Bonine and Amy Campion

Gardening in the Pacific Northwest, by regional gardening experts Paul Bonine and Amy Campion, is comprehensive, enthusiastic, and accessible to gardeners of all levels. It features information on site and plant selection, soil preparation and maintenance, and basic design principles. Plant profiles highlight the region’s best perennials, shrubs, trees, and vines. Color photographs throughout show wonderful examples of Northwest garden style.



Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness
by Scott Kloos

Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants is an accessible introduction to finding and using wild plants for health and wellness. Beginners seeking reliable advice and experienced practitioners on the hunt for new information alike will delight in the plant profiles, color photographs, step-by-step instruction for essential herbal remedies, and seasonal foraging tips. This indispensable guide to finding, harvesting, and using wild plants is for wildcrafters in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, northern California, and British Columbia.



Olson_Cover_1.2.14 SMALLThe Pacific Northwest Garden Tour
by Donald Olson

The delightfully written Pacific Northwest Garden Tourtakes you to sixty of the best gardens in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. With an easy-to-use format and enticing photographs, it’s an indispensable companion to one of the lushest garden belts in North America, if not the world.







Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains: Plants, Animals, Fungi, Geology, Climate: Timber Press Field Guide
by Daniel Mathews

Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains is an engagingly written, portable history of the Cascade region identifying the flora, fauna, and geology of the region. This guide also includes information about the landscape and weather. Packed with 800 color photographs, this is the perfect overview of the region if you are looking for a simple way to discover the great outdoors.





Forkner_Cover SMALLThe Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
by Lorene Edwards Forkner

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Pacific Northwest is a growing guide that truly understands the unique eccentricities of the Northwest growing calendar. The month-by-month format makes it perfect for beginners and accessible to everyone—you can start gardening the month you pick it up.




Moskowitz_Cover SMALLWolves in the Land of Salmon
by David Moskowitz

Wolves in the Land of Salmon is nature writing at its best. Vivid imagery and a sense of wonder bring the text alive and help the reader understand exactly what it means to be a wolf. David Moskowitz’s training as a wildlife tracker gives him insider knowledge that he generously shares in hopes that with greater understanding comes new perspective.

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