Best West Region Gardening Books
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1. Essential Succulents: The Beginner's Guide
Author: by Ken Shelf
Published at: Rockridge Press (November 13, 2018)
Succulent gardens made simpleeasy to grow and effortless to design. In recent years, succulents have become increasingly popular for their low-maintenance use as indoor decoration and in home gardening. In Essential Succulents, budding succulent enthusiasts will gain the know-how needed to begin growing, decorating with, and enjoying these amazing plants.
From simple houseplants and drought-friendly landscaping to decorative wreaths and trendy mason jar terrariums, Essential Succulents is the ultimate guide to learning which succulents are best for beginners, along with a basic understanding of how to care for and creatively design with them.
Accompanied by beautiful photography of the succulents and projects presented, Essential Succulents includes:50 easy-to-grow succulents that can grow in a variety of environments, as well as a care guide and arrangement tips for each. 8 easy DIY projects that include step-by-step instructions and are listed in order from easiest to more challenging.
2. Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants – The Right Plants for Your Climate – Tips from Western Garden Experts (Sunset Western Garden Book)
Author: by Editors of Sunset Books
Published at: Oxmoor House; Eighth Edition (February 1, 2007)
Gardeners throughout the region will be welcoming a thoroughly updated and fresh-looking 8th edition of the “bible of Western gardening.” With a new, easy-to-read design, more plant photography, larger illustrations, and more than 8,000 plant listings-500 of them new-it’s THE essential book for gardeners in the Western states.
What plants to grow, how to nurture them, and where they do the very best-it’s all here. You’ll also find updated information on the Western climate zones, 30 Plant Selection Guides, plus a Practical Guide to Gardening with basic advice on plant care and essential gardening techniques.
New plant lists reflect current trends, such as Mediterranean gardening and easy-care plants for beginners. For more than 70 years, Sunset has been the source for no-nonsense gardening advice, easy-to-follow diagrams, and encyclopedic knowledge of plant varieties. In this edition, we introduce an exciting new feature: gardening tips from well-known plant experts throughout the West.
3. The New Sunset Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide (Sunset Western Garden Book (Cloth))
Author: by The Editors of Sunset
Published at: TI Inc. Books; Revised, Updated edition (February 7, 2012)
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.
4. Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades, 35th Anniversary Edition: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening
Author: by Steve Solomon
Published at: Sasquatch Books; 35th ed. edition (December 1, 2015)
Perfect for the experienced or beginning gardenerthe bible to organic vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest, featuring extensive updates and new material Now in its seventh edition, this complete guide to organic vegetable, herb, and flower gardening addresses issues of soil, seeds, compost, and watering.
Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades has evolved from a self-published pamphlet into the master guide to organic gardening over the past thirty-five years. Steve Solomon, who founded the Territorial Seed Company, was one of the early proponents of organic gardening, and the first to codify and refine the best practices of small-plot vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest.
The approaches to understanding and preparing soils, composting, chemical-free fertilizers, efficient uses of water, and garden planning are universal to any climate or region. Solomon gets specific in his extensive advice on growing specific cropsfrom tomatoes and beans to kale and turnipsin the gentle maritime Northwest climate.
5. The Drought-Defying California Garden: 230 Native Plants for a Lush, Low-Water Landscape
Author: by Greg Rubin
Published at: Timber Press (April 6, 2016)
A must-have for every gardener in California looking for a new way to garden in a changing climate In recent years California has been facing extreme drought, and in 2015 they passed state-wide water restrictions that affect home owners. Unfortunately the drought is only going to get worse, and gardeners who aren’t willing to abandon their beloved pastime entirely are going to have to learn how to garden with the absolute minimum of water.
The Drought-Defying California Garden highlights the best 230 plants to grow, shares advice on how to get them established, and offers tips on how to maintain them with the minimum amount of water. All of the plants are native to Californiamaking them uniquely adept at managing the harsh climateand include perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, and succulents.
6. Western Garden Book of Edibles: The Complete A-Z Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits
Author: by The Editors of Sunset
Published at: TI Inc. Books (February 9, 2010)
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.
7. California Master Gardener Handbook, 2nd
Author: by Dennis Pittenger
Published at: UC Agriculture and Natural Resources; 2nd edition (September 1, 2017)
Since 2002, the California Master Gardener Handbook has been the definitive source for practical advice for gardeners throughout the West. Now the much-anticipated second edition is here-completely redesigned, with updated tables, graphics, color photos throughout, and reorganization of information for better ease of use.
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; woody landscape plants, and landscape design. Included is new information on invasive plants and principles of designing and maintaining landscapes for fire protection.
8. Golden Gate Gardening, 3rd Edition: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Food Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area & Coastal California
Author: by Pamela Peirce
Published at: Sasquatch Books; Illustrated edition (January 5, 2010)
The bible of vegetable gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area has been revised and updated! Packed with more than 400 pages of reliable information, Golden Gate Gardening offers encyclopedic coverage of gardening principles and practices specific to the Bay Area and the Northern California coast.
Author Pam Peirce explains strategies for growing common favorite vegetables and herbs, plus unusual ones that bring variety to the garden. She includes information on organizing a garden, dealing with pests, assessing a microclimate, cultivating fruit trees, gardening on a rooftop, harvesting the crop, and creating delicious gardener’s dishes.
This third edition also contains new or updated information on resources for specific seeds, tomato planting, organic gardening, and vegetables not included in previous editions, including amaranth, shell beans, Chinese broccoli, broccoli raab, Florence fennel, oca, okra, and quinoa. Charts, sidebars, maps, and online resources help make the vegetable gardening experience easier and more fun.
9. Rocky Mountain Month-By-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have A Beautiful Garden All Year – Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming
Author: by John Cretti
Published at: Cool Springs Press; Illustrated edition (July 1, 2015)
Discover the whens and hows of growing, caring for, and maintaining your Rocky Mountain garden! Whether home is in Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, or another Rocky Mountain state, Rocky Mountain Month-by-Month Gardening offers current information on the best gardening practices for the region through each month of the year.
Complete with specific advice on growing annuals, perennials, bulbs, grasses, roses, ground covers, trees, shrubs, and vines, this book is the only reference you’ll need to have a successful and beautiful garden, lawn, and landscape. Included are detailed instructions on everything from watering and fertilizing to pruning and problem solving.
No matter your gardening levelfrom beginner to expertyou’ll find actionable tips for all of the seasonal gardening tasks needed to gain satisfying results. Reap the benefits of the gardening successes of author John Cretti, who has more than thirty-two years of gardening experience!The ??
Month-by-Month Gardening series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With the region-specific adviceoffered in each of the titles in this series, you’ll know exactly what to do each month of the year. Other books in this series include Mid-Atlantic, New England, Florida, the Carolinas, Arizona, and more.
10. California Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition (Creative Homeowner) Over 400 Color Photos & Illustrations, 200 Plants for the Region, & 48 Outdoor Designs to Make Your Landscape More Attractive & Functional
Author: by Roger Holmes
Published at: Design Originals; Third edition (August 30, 2010)
Find inspiring ideas to make your Californian home landscape more attractive and functional! 48 beautiful designs created by landscape professionals specifically for CAOver 200 plants picked for your region, with detailed descriptions and all you need to know to plant & maintain themOver 400 color photos and illustrations to help you envision your resultsStep-by-step instructions for building structures like paths, patios, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellisesCreative solutions for front entries, foundation plantings, patios, steep slopes, and moreInside California Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition, you’ll find 48 featured designs created by landscape professionals from the region.
The designs use more than 200 dependable plants that are proven to perform and thrive in the Californian climate. This idea-filled book is presented in three parts: Design Portfolio, Guide to Installations, and Plant Portraits. In the “Design Portfolio” section, you’ll find 48 beautiful designs24 plans, each in 2 variationscreated by landscape professionals in California.
11. Private Gardens of Santa Barbara: The Art of Outdoor Living
Author: by Margie Grace
Published at: Gibbs Smith (March 3, 2020)
An exclusive look at the exquisite residential gardens of the American Riviera. Private Gardens of Santa Barbara is an invitation into eighteen distinctive private, and beautiful gardens; large estates, modest homes, and surf retreats run the gamut from sublime and naturalistic to bold and urban.
What they have in common, however, is what makes them truly inspiring. Showcased through 190 stunning images in more than 250 pages in this elegant coffee table book format, each beautiful landscape represents a widely varied garden style developed in response to the unique character of each site, the architecture, and the larger environment; and adapted to the lifestyle, personality, and practical needs of the individuals and families who live there.
In a career that spans over 30 years, Margie Grace, principal of Grace Design Associates, has established herself as an expert in sustainable landscape design and advocate for environmentally sensitive gardens. These gardens offer endless inspiration for sustainable home garden design, created with water-smart, maintenance-smart, and fire-smart priorities in mind, with high habitat value and plants well adapted to the Southern California climate of Santa Barbara.
12. California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide
Author: by Dennis E. Desjardin
Published at: Timber Press; Illustrated edition (August 12, 2015)
Winner of the CBHL Award of Excellence California is one of the most ecologically rich and diverse regions of North America, and home to hundreds of species of mushrooms. In California Mushrooms, mycologist experts Dennis Desjardin, Michael Wood, and Fred Stevens provide over 1100 species profiles, including comprehensive descriptions and spectacular photographs.
Each profile includes information on macro- and micromorphology, habitat, edibility, and comparisons with closely related species and potential look-alikes. Although the focus of the book is on mushrooms of California, over 90% of the species treated occur elsewhere, making the book useful throughout western North America.
This complete reference covers everything necessary for the mushroom hunter to accurately identify over 650 species.
13. Hot Color, Dry Garden: Inspiring Designs and Vibrant Plants for the Waterwise Gardener
Author: by Nan Sterman
Published at: Timber Press (April 26, 2018)
Dry weather defines the southwest, and it’s getting dryer. As water becomes more precious, our gardens suffer. If we want to keep gardening, we must revolutionize our plant choices and garden practices. Hot Color, Dry Garden provides home gardeners with a joyful, color-filled way to exuberantly garden in low-water conditions.
Garden expert Nan Sterman highlights inspiring examples of brilliant gardens filled with water-smart plants. Gardeners will find advice for adding color to the garden, information about designing for structure and texture, and a plant directory that features drought-tolerant plants that dazzle.
Hot Color, Dry Garden is a must-have guide for gardeners in the Southwest and other areas affected by drought and low-water conditions.
14. Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping: The Complete Guide to Beautiful Paths, Patios, Plantings, and More
Author: by The Editors of Sunset
Published at: TI Inc. Books; Illustrated edition (February 11, 2014)
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. Featuresincludes: More than 400 pages full of tips, advice and ideas for creating a dream gardenOver 600 gorgeous full-color photosExpanded and Extensive Photo Galleries showcasing stylish Western gardensExpert Tips from expert landscape professionals to make a reader’s garden the best it can beFresh 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 moreCreative 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.
15. Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates: Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape
Author: by Nora Harlow
Published at: Timber Press (January 5, 2021)
Dry summer, wet winter climate? This is your must have plant guide. Selecting plants suited to your climate is the first step toward a thriving, largely self-sustaining garden that connects with and supports the natural world. With gentle and compelling text and stunning photographs of plants in garden settings, Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates by Nora Harlow and Saxon Holt is a guide to native and climate-adapted plants for summer-dry, winter-wet climates of North America’s Pacific coast.
Knowing what these climates share and how and why they differ, you can choose to make gardens that maintain and expand local and regional biodiversity, take little from the earth that is not returned, and welcome and accommodate the presence of wildlife.
With global warming, it is now even more critical that we garden in tune with climate.
16. The Colorado Gardener's Companion: An Insider's Guide to Gardening in the Centennial State (Gardening Series)
Author: by Jodi Torpey
Published at: Globe Pequot; 2nd edition (April 1, 2015)
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