P U B L I C A T I O N S :   R I C K  D A R K E


Darke, Rick. Ornamental Grasses For Your Garden. New York: Little, Brown Co., 1994.  (with 70 photos by author)

Darke, Rick. consulting ed., and Mark Griffiths, series ed. The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary Manual of Grasses. London: The Macmillan Press Ltd., 1994. 220 pp. and Portland, Oregon: Timber Press Inc., 1995.

Darke, Rick. The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, Restios, Cat-tails and Selected Bamboos,  Portland, Oregon: Timber Press Inc., 1999.  325pp.  Over 500 color photos mostly by the author.

Darke, Rick. In Harmony with Nature: Lessons from the Arts & Crafts Garden, New York: Michael Friedman Publishing Group, 2000. 160 pages. 10" x 11.25" hardcover, full-color throughout.Approx. 160 photos by author. ISBN: 1-56799-904-2

Darke, Rick. The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest, Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, Inc. 2002. 378 pages. 10"x 11" hardcover. 738 color photos mostly by author, 4 color charts, 2 line drawings. ISBN: 0-88192-545-4 

Darke, Rick. The Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses, Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, Inc. 2004.  228 pages. 5.75" x 8.25" Flexibind.  320 color photos by author. ISBN: 0-88192-653-1

Darke, Rick. The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes, Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, Inc. 2007.  484 pages. 10" x 11" (280 x 255mm).  Over 1000 photos by author. ISBN-13: 9780881928174   ISBN-10: 0881928178  

Robinson, William and Rick Darke. The Wild Garden: Expanded Edition, Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, Inc. 2009.  360 pages. 8.5" x 8.5" (215 x 215mm).  Over 100 photos by R. Darke. ISBN-10: 0881929557  ISBN-13: 9780881929553 

Darke, Rick and Doug Tallamy. The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, Inc. 2014. 392 pages. 8.6" x 10.1".  Over 500 photos. ISBN-10 1604694086  ISBN-13 978-1604694086

B O O K  C H A P T E R S,  B O O K L E T S, E T C,

Darke, Rick. Winter Botany. [Kennett Square: Longwood Gardens, 1979.] 142 pp.

---- "Horticulture Nomenclature: Using Plant Names Correctly in Print." Chapter entry in : A Manual for Writers, TV/Radio Commentators, and Public Speakers, Garden Writers of America, 1988.

Schumacher, Jean, ed., and Rick Darke, reviewing ed. The Plant Collections Directory, Canada and the United States. American Association of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta, Inc., 1988. 158 pp.

Darke, Rick. Idea Garden: Ornamental Grasses. [Kennett Square: Longwood Gardens], 1990, revised 1993, 1998. 31 pp.

---- "Proper Use of Trademarks," Collected Abstracts of Oral and Poster Presentations, 1991 American Association of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta, 1991.

Darke, Rick, ed. and others. Plant Records Procedures Manual for Longwood Employees. [Kennett Square: Longwood Gardens, 1991.] 27 pp.

Griffiths, Mark, ed. and others. The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening. Rick Darke advisor to section on ornamental grasses, sedges, and rushes. New York: The Stockton Press, 1992. 4 vols.

Darke, Rick. "The New Jersey Pine Barrens." Chapter entry in: Rock Garden Plants of North America: An Anthology from the Bulletin of the North American Rock Garden Society, Timber Press, 1996. (photos by author)

Warren Schultz, Rebecca W. Atwater Briccetti, and Rick Darke. Garden Favorites: Designing With Herbs, Climbers, Roses and Grasses. Metro Books, 1999. Hardcover 288pp. (Section on grasses with over 70 photos by R. Darke)

Darke, Rick. "Celebrating Natural Light in the Landscape." Entry in: Landscaping Your Home: Creative Ideas from America's Best Gardeners. Fine Gardening Design Guides, The Taunton Press, 2001, ISBN 1-56158-471-1 

Barton, Susan, Rick Darke and Gary Schwetz. Delaware Department of Transportation Roadside Vegetation Concept and Planning Manual; Enhancing Delaware Highways. Dover, Delaware, Delaware Department of Transportation, 2005. (majority photography by R. Darke) 

Barton, Susan, Rick Darke and Gary Schwetz. Delaware Department of Transportation Roadside Vegetation Establishment and Management Manual; Enhancing Delaware Highways. Dover, Delaware, Delaware Department of Transportation, 2009. (majority photography by R. Darke)

Christopher, Thomas, editor, Rick Darke and others.  The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening Portland, Oregon, Timber Press, Inc. 2011.  Includes chapter by Rick Darke on "Balancing Natives and Exotics"

Waggoner, Lynda, editor, Rick Darke and others. Fallingwater New York, NY, Rizzoli 2011.  Includes chapter by Rick Darke on "Wright in the Woods: The Nature of Fallingwater's Landscape"

LaFarge, Annik, with Rick Darke On The High Line: Exploring America's Most Original Urban Park New York and London, Thames & Hudson Publishers, 2012. Revised and expanded 2014. Includes preface, multiple illustrated essays and additional photography by Rick Darke.

Cooper, Thomas, ed. The Roots of My Obsession: Thirty Great Gardeners Reveal Why They Garden Portland, Oregon, Timber Press, Inc. 2012   Includes essay by Rick Darke titled "My Time Machine"

Giesecke, Annette and Naomi Jacobs, co-editors. The Good Gardener?: Nature, Humanity and the Garden London. Artifice Books on Architecture. 2014. Includes illustrated chapter by Rick Darke titled "The Accidental Landscape"


Darke, Rick. The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses on CDROM,  Portland, Oregon: Timber Press Inc., 2000. Includes 721 printable color photos, interactive USDA zone map, search, footnote, and bookmark functions. Windows 95 or higher. ISBN 0-88192-479-2

M A G A Z I N E   A N D  J O U R N A L  A R T I C L E S
Darke, Rick. "The New Jersey Pine Barrens" The Bulletin of The American Association of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta, 19(1) (January, 1985), 26-30.

---- "Watching Red Clay Creek's Changing Moods" Green Scene, 13(4) (March/April, 1985), 5-9. (photos by author)

---- "The New Jersey Pine Barrens" American Conifer Society Bulletin, 3(3) (Winter, 1986), 69-76.

---- "Computerization of Plant Records at Longwood Gardens" The Public Garden, 1(3) (July, 1986), 21-24.

---- "Plant Profiles -- Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’" The Public Garden, 2(1) (January, 1987), 17. (photo by author)

---- "The New Jersey Pine Barrens" Green Scene, 15(5) (May/June, 1987), 12-16. (photos by author)

---- "Plant Profiles -- Pennisetum ‘Burgundy Giant’" The Public Garden, 3(2) (April, 1988), 37. (1 photo by author)

---- "The Joyous Struggle," Green Scene, 16(5) (May/June, 1988), 25-28. (photos by author)

Tucker, Art, and Rick Darke "Identification of the Perovskia Species (Lamiaceae) Cultivated in North America," Baileya, 23 (1) (January, 1989), 54.

Darke, Rick. "Native American Grasses: Superb Late-Season Perennials for the Garden," Gardening with Wildflowers and Native Plants, Plants and Gardens: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Record. 45 (1) (Spring, 1989, rev. ed. 1990), 68-71. (photos by author)

---- "Review of Bamboos of China, (written by Dajun, Wang and Shen Shao-Jin) and Chinese Bamboos, (written by Shou-liang, Chen and Chia Liang-chi)," The Public Garden, 4(1) (January, 1989), 43, 49.

---- "Plant Exploration: It Begins at Home," The White Clay Watershed Association Newsletter, (Fall, 1989), 15.

---- "The New Jersey Pine Barrens," Bulletin of the American Rock Gardening Society, 47 (Winter, 1989), 21-6.

---- "The New Jersey Pine Barrens," Gartnerischbotanischer Brief. Reprint from January 1985 AABGA Bulletin. 104 (1991),17-21.

---- "Trademarks, Patents and Cultivars," The Public Garden, 6 (1) (January, 1991), 30-32.

---- "A Curator’s Viewpoint," Hortscience, 26 (4) (April, 1991), 362-3. (Included in the Proceedings of the Colloquium: The Horticultural Dilemma - Trademarks, Patents, Royalties, and Cultivars.)

---- "Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses: A Study in Movement, Texture and Form," Fine Gardening, 20 (July/August, 1991), 66-71. (photos by author)

---- "Ornamental Grasses for the Winter Landscape," The Winter Garden, Plants and Gardens: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Record. 47 (4) (Winter, 1991), 29-33. (photos by author)

---- "A Gentleman's Agreement," American Nurseryman, 175 (February, 1992), 68-71.

---- "The Cascade Garden: New at Longwood Gardens," Green Scene, 21(4) (March/April, 1993), 21-24. (1 photo by author)

---- "A Century of Grasses," Arnoldia, 54(3) (Fall 1994), 2-11. (photos, including cover, by author)

---- "The Garden Artistry of Upper Bank," Green Scene, 23(4) (March/April, 1995), 3-7. (photos by author)

---- "Historic Brandywine Park Lamps Become Dramatic Sculptural Pieces in the Center’s New Terrace Garden," The Gardener, 19(4), (Fall 1996), 1,4.

Steward, V.B., Jim Stimmel and Rick Darke. "Understanding the Miscanthus Mealybug," American Nurseryman, 182 (1) (July 1, 1995), 34.

Darke, Rick. "The Arts & Crafts Garden: A Living Ideal," Style 1900: The Quarterly Journal of the Arts & Crafts Movement 9(1) (Winter-Spring 1996) 26-33. (photos, including cover, by author)

---- "Sixty Seasons on Red Clay Creek," Green Scene, 27(1) (Sept./Oct., 1998), 11-14. (photos by author)

---- "Celebrating Natural Light in the Landscape," Fine Gardening, No. 64 (November - December 1998), 58-63. (most photos by author)

----"Fusion Horticulture: Plant Hunter Barry Yinger is Bringing the Best of the East to the West," The American Gardener, January-February 1999, 48-53. (includes photos by author)

----"Grasses in Containers" National Gardening, (April 1999), 52-55 (most photos by author)

----"Urban Naturals: Ornamental Grasses at the Center" The Gardener, 22 (1) Spring 1999 (photos by author)

----"Native Grasses" The American Gardener, May-June 1999, 32-37, (most photos by author)

----"Success with Sedges" The American Gardener, September-October 1999 (most photos by author)

----"Great Grasses for Organic Gardens" Organic Gardening, November-December 1999 (some photos by author)

---- "Review of Arts & Crafts Gardens, (written by Wendy Hitchmough) Journal of the New England Garden History Society, 4  (Fall, 1999), 59-60.

----"Beauty in the Barrens" The American Gardener, May-June 2000, 36-42. (photos by author)

----"Avant-Grasses: A new wave crosses America" Garden Design, August-September 2000, 28-29. (most photos by author)

----"Local Heroes: How a neighbouring farm and woodland inspired a Pennsylvania garden" The Garden (Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society), Vol 125 Part 9, September 2000, 662-665. (all photos by author)

----"Grass Roots" American Homestyle, October 2000, 62-67. (photos by author)

----"Bok Tower Gardens" The American Gardener, November-December 2000, 44-47. (photos by author)

----"Give Your Garden a Sense of Place: Celebrate Diversity by Including Regional Plants and Materials that Reflect the Spirit of Your Locale" Fine Gardening, March-April 2002. (some photos by author)

Barton, Susan, Gary Schwetz and Rick Darke, "Enhancing Delaware Highways: A Roadside Vegetation Management Study", Land and Water: The Magazine of Natural Resource Management and Restoration, May-June 2002.

Darke, Rick."Everyday Wright for Each Region" for Wrightscapes in the Bulletin: The Quarterly Newsletter of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.  Vol 12, Issue 2. Summer 2002. (two photos by author)

----"Designing the Woodland Garden" The American Gardener, November-December 2002, 44-48. (photos by author)

----"Roadside Attraction: Delaware's Enhanced Highways Inspire a Pride of Place"   People Places and Plants Mid-Atlantic Edition, Autumn 2003, 47-50. (photos by author)

----"Amsonia in Cultivation" RHS The Plantsman, Vol 4, Part 2, June 2005 pp. 72-75 (photos including cover by author)

----"Halesia in Cultivation" RHS The Plantsman, Vol 5, Part 4, December 2006 pp. 253-257 (photos including cover by author)

----"The Livable Landscape" in Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Magazine, January-February 2008, pp.12-16 (all photos by author)

----"Fothergilla in Cultivation" RHS The Plantsman, Vol 7, Part 1, March 2008 pp. 10-18 (photos by author)

----"What is Wild" and ...why it matters" The American Gardener, January-February 2010, front cover plus 24-29-37, (photos by author)

---"The Future Garden" Gartenpraxis, March 2012 (German)

---- "Updating William Robinson's Wild Garden Concept" Gartenpraxis, July 2012 (German)

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