This is the ultimate book for gardening in the West! Including a complete Plant Selection Guide (over 6,000 entries), Climate Zones, Western Plant Encyclopedia, Garden Dictionary, and much more, this is the definitive guide for the Western gardener.
The Ultimate Guide to Low-Water Beds, Borders, and Containers
Author: The Editors of Sunset
This book illustrates that intricate, fragrant, and well-designed gardens don't need to be time-consuming to tend. Gardeners of all levels will learn about the types of plants that make their gardens as easy to care for as they are easy on the eyes. The Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings is a book about smart plants, and smart ways to combine them, focusing on specific plant groups that are especially easy, that belong together, and that take the same conditions. Featuring chapters full of plant charts with photos, brief descriptions, and care advice, readers are sure to glean inspiration, design ideas, and enough tips and tricks to build their own garden that radiates both ease and beauty.
The Complete A-Z Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits
Author: The Editors of Sunset
Complete instructions for growing over 190 vegetables, herbs, berries, fruits, nuts, and tropical fruits in the ground and in containers. Plans and design ideas for kitchen gardens of all sizes, as well as easy-to-follow guidelines for composting, building raised beds, and more. Growing season details for all regions of the West, including Alaska and Hawaii. Timely tips from edibles experts around the West-British Columbia to New Mexico. More than 300 pages of color photographs, practical advice, and inspiration from the editors of Sunset magazine, the West's authority on gardening.
First published in 1992, Pat Welsh's Southern California Gardening sold well over 40,000 copies and received great critical acclaim. The completely revised and updated edition includes 40 new color photographs plus new information on perennials, ornamental grasses, geraniums, and more. Monthly chapters discuss relevant gardening topicsclimate, plant selection, soils, fertilizers, and wateringand are accompanied by handy checklists to help gardeners stay organized. An assortment of sidebars and rules of thumb will prove useful to gardeners in any region. Beautifully photographed and written in Pat Welsh's warm and practical style, this is an indispensable guide for every southern California gardener.
The Complete Guide to Beautiful Paths, Patios, Plantings, and More
Author: The Editors of Sunset
The perfect companion to the best-selling The New Sunset Western Garden Book, the Western Garden Book of Landscaping is the ultimate source for ideas and expert advice to make a readers dream garden or landscape a reality. Completely redesigned and updated for today's homeowner and landscape professional, this book has the proven, reliable, expert information that readers have come to expect from the Western Garden brand. Much more than an idea book, this book is designed to inspire homeowners by showcasing the West's best garden design, and--more practically--to give Do-It-Yourselfers enough information to tackle basic projects on their own, making their gardens look and function better. Useful for beginners and expert landscapers alike, this book is ideal for those readers looking to install a new garden, renovate an existing one, or simply to make parts of their garden, whether a patio or flower border, more stylish. With gorgeous photography and the latest in garden design, this book includes the best in tips, guidelines, and step-by-step instructions throughout. Features includes: More than 400 pages full of tips, advice and ideas for creating a dream garden Over 600 gorgeous full-color photos Expanded and Extensive Photo Galleries showcasing stylish Western gardens Expert Tips from expert landscape professionals to make a reader's garden the best it can be Fresh ideas for arbors, colorful effects with paint, fire pits, pools, and more Up-to-date information on designing gardens that can withstand drought, fire, wind and more Creative and Innovative uses for major plant groups including lawns, shrubs, perennials, and succulents Beginners' Advice with tips, cool ideas, and secrets from first time gardeners who have already gone through a landscape remodel and learned from it. Sunset magazine (www.sunset.com) is the premier guide to life in the West, covering the newest and best ideas in Western home design and landscaping, food and entertaining, and regional travel in 13 Western states. Sunset Magazine has a circulation of over 1.25 million and a readership of 4.864 million.
The 10 Best Roses, 10 Best Trees--the 10 Best of Everything You Need - The Plants Most Likely to Thrive in Your Garden - Your 10 Most Important Tasks in the Garden Each Month
Author: Editors of Sunset Magazine
Publisher: Oxmoor House
Geared toward a new generation of California gardeners, this user-friendly guide is one of the first in a ground-breaking new Sunset series. It covers all categories and regional varieties, focusing on readily available plants that deliver optimal results with easy-to-understand selection and growing instructions. Includes a Calendar of Top 10 Tasks for each season with tips on pruning trees, feeding citrus, planting bare-root roses, and more. Richly illustrated with hundreds of photos and backed up by specific how-to instructions and illustrations, it provides all the resources to create a thriving garden in the Golden State. Edited by Sunset magazine senior garden editor Kathleen N. Brenzel.
Homeowners in the western areas of the country can now make their home landscapes more attractive and functional with Western Home Landscaping. Like the other titles in this series, this book contains three parts. In the "Design Portfolio" section, readers will find 42 designs created by landscape professionals from the area. The designs address the variety of climates found in the west, including cool coastal areas, hot inland valleys, and the special conditions of higher elevations. Emphasis is placed on conserving water and using native plants. "Guide to Installations" explains how to install the plants, paths, patios, and arbors used in the designs. More than 200 of the best plants for the region are fully described in "Plant Portraits." Clearly written in a friendly style and with 450 color photographs and paintings, Western Home Landscaping provides everything homeowners need to know to landscape like a pro. States: AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY Canada: BC
ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE: SCIENCE, OPERATIONS, AND MANAGEMENT, 4E is a comprehensive introduction to the art and science of ornamental horticulture. This book provides a balanced coverage of the different elements integral to this field, including the science of ornamental horticulture, crop production, craftsmanship, and business management skills. ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE offers students a practical view of the business skills required to be successful in this growing industry, while also giving them the chance to develop their own creativity. Extensive full color illustrations, detailed list of objectives, and comprehensive review questions will help students monitor their progress. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Ciscoe Morris answers 400 the most interesting, oft-asked, most urgent, and puzzling gardening questions. Even if Ciscoe’s signature exclamation "Ooh-la-la!" (delivered with a thick Wisconsin accent) is completely disarming, do not underestimate his gardening chops: Master Gardener, certified arborist, teacher at the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture. In his first book, he addresses the full range of issues from ornamental gardening and trees to vegetables, fruit trees, shrubs, lawns, containers, weeds, and more.
The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecologial Gardens
Author: Glenn Keator,Alrie Middlebrook
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"An excellent how-to book on California native plant landscaping . . . with plans, photographs, and plant lists which are sure to fire the imagination of any gardener."--Arvind Kumar, California Native Plant Society
As surely as gardens change with the seasons, gardening is ever changing. New plants, techniques, materials, and lifestyles are constantly broadening the choices you have and reshaping the way you garden in the West. In response to this natural evolution, the editors of Sunset-the West's most trusted source of gardening information for more than 80 years-have completely redesigned and updated The Western Garden Book in this new 2012 Ninth Edition. Following the best-selling success of the previous editions of The Western Garden Book, this edition includes a fresh new look, thousands of color photographs, fresh illustrations, and an easy-to-follow format. Written by experts for gardeners in the West, this book is an indispensable reference for beginning and expert gardeners alike. The New Western Garden Book features include: A photo gallery shows the West's most innovative gardens, from all-edibles front yards to stylish water-wise and fire-wise gardens to living walls and green roofs-all with ideas you can use. Climate Zone Maps and growing-season graphs for all regions of the West including Alaska and Hawaii. A new "Plant Finder" section helps you choose plants for their garden's problem areas or for special effects. "A to Z Plant Encyclopedia" lists some 8,000 plants that thrive in the West, including more than 500 new ones. Gorgeous color photographs illustrate all plant entries-for the first time ever in The Western Garden Book. "Gardening From Start to Finish" is a new visual guide that leads readers through all steps of making a garden, from soil prep through planting, growing and care, with special sections on natives, veggies, grasses and more.
Create a low-maintenance, high-style garden with 113 favorite plants! Want a beautiful garden thatÍs easy to take care of, even in low-rainfall areas? Succulents are for you! And with the help of Sunset magazine, the beloved magazine of the American West, you can create a stunning no-fuss, water-wise succulent garden anywhereusing beds, borders, or containers, between pavers, or right in desert sand. Glowing photographs show off beautiful, inspiring garden creations, and a helpful illustrated guide to choosing and using succulents features 113 favorite varieties. A step-by-step guide to creating your own personal plantings includes information on designing, siting, feeding, and ongoing care. Capture the natural beauty of the West in your own garden with Sunset Easy-Care Succulents.
The climate of the Pacific Northwest presents its gardeners with a unique set of opportunities—ample rain, great soil, and moderate temperatures—and challenges—brief summer heat, wet winters, and ever-present slugs and snails.Growing the Northwest Garden tackles these problems in a fresh and comprehensive way. This practical handbook includes everything a home gardener needs to successfully garden in the region. It explores popular gardening styles like Japanese gardens, herbaceous and mixed borders, tropical gardens, rock gardens, and woodland gardens. Plant profiles for hundreds of ornamental plants highlight the best annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and bulbs for the region. And a comprehensive review of the region's climates, microclimates, and zones help gardeners with site selection, soil preparation, maintenance, and plant selections.
Vegetables and Herbs; Berries; Fruit Trees, and Citrus; Organic Techniques, Pruning and More
Author: Editors of Sunset Books
Publisher: Oxmoor House
A complete guide to growing food covers everything from fruits and vegetables to edible flowers and includes practical advice applicable to both large and small gardens, with more than three hundred photographs, quick and easy recipes, and kid-friendly activities. Original.
An Insider's Guide to Gardening in the Centennial State
Author: Jodi Torpey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Colorado Gardener’s Companion is your guide to cultivating a successful garden in the Centennial State. Whether you are an experienced green thumb or an inquiring novice, whether you live in the mountains, on the Western Slope, along the Front Range, or on the eastern plains, this easy-to-understand guide will help you grow bountiful vegetables, abundant flowers, and lush lawns. You will learn:What’s in your Colorado soil and how to improve itHow to take advantage of the state’s semiarid climateTechniques to maximize the short growing seasonThe best high-performance plant varieties for your climate How to landscape to conserve waterWays to deal with the challenges of Colorado’s wild weatherLocal sources of hands-on assistance with gardening questionsIn short, how to succeed in your Rocky Mountain garden
Since it was first published in 2002, the California Master Gardener Handbook has been the definitive guide to best practices and advice for gardeners throughout the West. Now the much-anticipated 2nd Edition to the Handbook is here—completely redesigned, with updated tables, graphics, and color photos throughout. Whether you're a beginner double digging your first bed or a University of California Master Gardener, this handbook will be your go-to source for the practical, science-based information you need to sustainably maintain your landscape and garden and become an effective problem solver. Chapters cover soil, fertilizer, and water management, plant propagation, plant physiology; weeds and pests; home vegetable gardening; specific garden crops including grapes, berries temperate fruits and nuts, citrus, and avocados. Also included is information on lawns, woody landscape plants, and landscape design. New to the 2nd Edition is information on invasive plants and principles of designing and maintaining landscapes for fire protection. Inside are updates to the technical information found in each chapter, reorganization of information for better ease of use, and new content on important emerging topics. Useful conversions for many units of measure found in the Handbook or needed in caring for gardens and landscapes are located in Appendix A. A glossary of important technical terms used and an extensive index round out the book.