In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this year’s Great Plant Picks focus on ‘Plants for a Better Planet’

Mahonia x media is one of the Great Plant Picks for 2020. The theme for this year’s Great Plant Picks is “Plants for a Better Planet.” (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Mahonia x media is one of the Great Plant Picks for 2020. The theme for this year's Great Plant Picks is "Plants for a Better Planet." (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

“Planting in a Post-Wild World” by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is a galvanizing and optimistic call to action and a guidebook for gardeners looking to collaborate with nature in this time of unprecedented urbanization.