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Plantipedia is an online database and resource for plants and plant materials. It is free and easy to use! It makes searching for plants by common name, botanical name, genus or by plant family an easy task. It includes photos of many plants as well as links to other helpful resources.

Washington Park Arboretum

The Arboretum is a hidden gem on the shores of Lake Washington. Jointly managed by UW and the City of Seattle, its 230 acres are a dynamic assortment of plants found nowhere else. The Graham Visitors Center contains an information desk and a gift shop managed by the Arboretum Foundation. The Japanese Garden, located at the south end of the Arboretum has an entrance fee and is managed by the City of Seattle.

12,000 Rain Gardens in Puget Sound

The 12,000 Rain Garden campaign is a cooperative effort with local partners lead by Stewardship Partners and Washington State University Extension. The campaign targets rain gardens to address significant problems on priority streams and marine shorelines caused by untreated, uncontrolled runoff. Our rain garden installations are clustered strategically to ensure the greatest cumulative benefit. Attend a workshop and find out how you can help expand rain gardens across the Puget Sound area.

Irrigation Management Systems for the Seattle Region

IWMS (Irrigation Water Management Systems ) provides simple tools to improve the efficiency of automatic irrigation systems.  Brought to you by the Saving Water Partnership and Seattle Public Utilities.

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USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

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