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Find native plant species by state. Each list contains commercially available species suitable for gardens and planned landscapes. Once you have selected a collection, you can browse the collection or search within it using the combination search.View Recommended Species page
Native plant: Pseudotsuga menziesii (Blue Douglas fir, Douglas-fir) This evergreen grows from 15-150 ft. tall depending on environment. In mesic sites, the conical, columnar tree is usually 75-100 ft. tall. Limbs are straight – the lower drooping, upper ascending. Flattened needles vary in color depending on seed source. Large to very large tree with narrow, pointed crown of slightly drooping branches; 2 distinct geographic varieties: Coast and Rocky Mountain. The Rocky Mt. type is bluish-green; Pacific coast is dark-green; and yellow-green types exist. Pendulous cones are ever-present.
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Mr. Smarty Plants: I know rainfall amounts in the winter affect the blooming of bluebonnets in the spring. I am thinking about visiting Texas this spring. What should I be looking for in rainfall amounts? I will watch the national news. I am in Oregon
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Supplier: Alpha Nursery Inc. (Salem, OR) When Alpha Nursery began in 1978,it consisted of one small greenhouse and one big dream.We believed that a quality nursery product and customer service were the mainstay for sucess. Since then we have grown to full-scale 50-acre containerized nursery operation, and we still hold that same belief.
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Organization: Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, The (Portland, OR)
The Xerces Society is an international consevation organization dedicated to preserving rare or endangered invertebrates and their habitats.
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Book: "Trees and Shrubs for Pacific Northwest Gardens" (Portland: Timber Press) From Amazon.com
Northwest gardeners have relied on the solid information found in various editions of this book for more than 50 years. This greatly enlarged edition reflects the vast increase in suitable plants for the region now available from area nurseries.
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