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Resources for your research in horticutlure

Image adapted from Markus Spiske on Unsplash

This is your Horticulture Subject Guide

On this guide, you'll find resources to help you with your research and assignments. You'll also find some useful strategies and tips for improving your search and evaluating the sources you find.

  • Use the tabs on the left to locate information and resources.
  • On each page you will see tabs to help you get more focussed resources and tips
  • The book covers below are some of the NEW horticulture titles recently added to the collection

Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need help finding information. Use the email link below my picture on the left.




Use the library's Summon search box (below and on the homepage) to quickly locate information in a variety of formats from across the entire collection. This is your best tool for finding quick access to a wide range of sources on your topic.

If you are off-campus, you will need to log in with your KPU ID to access any of the online resources.



Not sure how to search Summon? This short video below will show you how to search it more effectively.


Doing Research: A Student's Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources

For an introduction to doing library research, check out this  KPU Library tutorial.

Self-paced videos and practice exercises will guide you through:

  • Getting Started on your Researchbook cover
  • Recognizing Types of Information
  • Developing your Search Strategy
  • Evaluating your Sources


To start the tutorial, click on the cover image to the right. Once inside the book, use the table of Contents  to jump around to whatever section you find most useful for your stage of research.

New to KPU Library?

If you are new to KPU Library, here's a short video that takes you on a tour of some of our services and spaces.

Ask us!



Try our research appointment service if you have a more complex research question or you need help from a librarian in your subject area. Use the scheduling tool below the librarian's profile picture on this guide. 

Get help   There are lots of ways to get help with your research:

  • In person, from librarians at all 4 campuses
  • Phone us
  • Send us an email

For information desk hours, phone numbers, and email contact, see our Ask A Librarian page.

The Bench Grafter's Manual

Containing 500 full color photographs and illustrations, The Bench Grafter's Handbook: Principles and Practice presents exhaustive information on all aspects of bench grafting. It details requirements of more than 200 temperate woody plant genera, covering over 2,000 species and cultivars including important ornamental, temperate fruit, and nut crops...see more.

A New Environmental Ethics

This Second Edition of A New Environmental Ethics: The Next Millennium for Life on Earth offers clear, powerful, and often moving thoughts from Holmes Rolston III, one of the first and most respected philosophers to write on the environment and often called the "father of environmental ethics." ...see more.


Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes situates agriculture as a design practice, using a wide range of international case studies and analytical essays to propose lessons for contemporary landscape architects who are interested in integrating agriculture into their designs...see more.

Plant Systematics

Plant Systematics, Third Edition, has made substantial contributions to plant systematics courses at the upper-undergraduate and first year graduate level, with the first edition winning The New York Botanical Garden's Henry Allan Gleason Award for outstanding recent publication in plant taxonomy, plant ecology or plant geography...see more.

Professional and Practical Considerations for Landscape Design

Drawing on decades of professional practice and teaching experience, Steven L. Cantor's Professional and Practical Considerations for Landscape Design explains the field of landscape architecture, outlining with authority how to turn drawings of designs into creative, purposeful, and strikinglandscapes and landforms in today's world...see more.