Plant Tips and Tricks

Here are handouts that tips and tricks for growing at your best.

MG Extension Libraries and other sources for PNW gardening with great handouts

  • Gardening Fact Sheets – These WSU fact sheets contain the wisdom and knowledge of past and current Extension Educators and Master Gardeners with updated information from WSU research on these topics. There are these useful fact sheet lists:
  • Topical Tip Sheets for Puget Sound Gardening – Get the most current version of these Puget Sound Gardening Tip Sheets that contain the wisdom and knowledge of past and current Extension Educators and Master Gardeners. Updated annually.
    • Tip Sheet #1 – Gardening Websites, general gardening information for Puget Sound gardens [PDF]
    • Tip Sheet #2 – Gardening Publications, downloadable PDF publications for Puget Sound gardens
  • WSU HortsenseA compilation of fact sheets for managing common landscape and garden plant problems. Search by cultural problems, diseases, and insects; or by vegetables, fruit trees, ornamentals, lawn, and weeds. These fact sheets are for managing plant problems with Integrated Pest Management practices. They include cultural controls and Washington-registered pesticide information.
  • WSU PestsenseA compilation of fact sheets for managing common indoor pest problems. Search by type of pest. These fact sheets outline Integrated Pest Management practices including cultural, mechanical biological, and chemical methods. The pesticides listed are examples of products that are legal for use in Washington.
  • PlantFacts – OSU’s international knowledge bank and education center for plants
  • Plant of the Week – Plant profile and pictures (USDA). Check the hardiness of any plant for your particular area.
  • Plants Database. Search for plant located by state. This USDA database includes names, distribuation maps, plant characteristics, images, and references.
  • Native Plant Guide  – King County site with native plant list and photos.
  • PNW Landscaping – WSU plant lists and choices for landscaping in the PNW. [PDF]
  • Gardening, Lawn & Landscape (OSU) – Ask an Expert! Links to a variety of gardening topic sites at OSU with articles and events of interest
  • Idaho Master Gardener Handbook
  • Great Plant Picks – Recommendations for a comprehensive palette of outstanding plants for the maritime Pacific Northwest

Updated January 2018

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