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The Timber Press Guide To Gardening In The Pacific Northwest

Tired of being lumped into the unwieldy category of a western garden? Frustrated by the lack of reliable, practical information about gardening in the Pacific Northwest? No longer! The Timber Press Guide to Gardening in the Pacific Northwest presents all the information a gardener—whether novice or expert—needs to keep their garden beautiful and thriving. With a combined 100 years of gardening experience in the Pacific Northwest, the authors clearly explain the unique challenges and joys of gardening in the region. By dividing the Pacific Northwest into seven subregions, they help readers to better understand the climatic and geographical factors that shape their gardens. This complete guide includes extensive profiles of plants that are ideally suited to the region, including perennials, ornamental grasses, bulbs, groundcovers, roses, shrubs, trees, and climbers. The month-by-month gardening calendar describes what weather patterns to expect, what's in bloom, and what garden tasks are best done in that month. With additional chapters detailing the most common gardening problems and recommendations for effective, nontoxic ways of dealing with them, this book is nothing short of essential.

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Timber Press (September 17, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0881928798

ISBN-13: 978-0881928792

Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.9 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #703,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #43 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Region > Pacific Northwest

Nicely presented book. Lots of good colour pictures and pertinent info ..sadly nothing for the veg.gardener but certainly a good reference for the PNW

I ordered this book after getting it at the Library. I had to have it! The book is so complete and informative that it replaced many of my gardening reference books. I don't think I would buy a shrub or tree without consulting my new Best gardening book.

I'm new to the Pacific Northwest and bought a house with a large and beautiful garden. I was a gardener in the Southwest but I've been stymied on what my plants are and how to manage them. This book is awesome. I learned so much about maintaining my garden for this very special environment. It also gave me great ideas about what plants to replace some that didn't make the "transition." I believed that the Northwest was a wet environment, yes it can be wet, but I was amazed to find out about needing plants/grasses that are drought tolerant. Also, the comparison to the NW climate to the Mediterranian climate and shared plants was intreging. I bought this book for Kindle but threw it up to my ipad when I saw all the color photos. Great viewing material.

I'm in the process of moving from the desert to the pacific northwest. This book helped me understand what to expect and how to plan my new garden in a completely different climate. The tone is casual but informative and clear. The remarks about the weather were obviously written by someone who truly loves and appreciates the region but has a sense of humor when it comes to some of the quirks of the weather. I would recommend this book to newcomers such as myself, and I can also see myself using it as a useful reference for years to come. Excellent resource for general information as well as for plant portraits.

This is an excellent book that clearly explains the unique issues faced by Pacific Nortwest gardeners. However, buy it in paperback - pictures in the Kindle version are very low resolution. Not good for pictures of plants and flowers, and a serious issue for the highly detailed maps that are one of the primary reasons for reading this book. On Kindle, I can't tell which growing zone my garden lies in. (Hopefully I can find the book at a bookstore and take a peek at the maps.)

Awesome book, I also took it from the library but will buy it;tons of info about our climate, plants, chores schedules;beautiful pictures - truly wonderful!

It is clear that Hall, the author, has been doing diligent scientific research on Northwest Gardening. Yet, despite that fact that he's taken a scientific approach, his advice takes an-easy-to-understand, practical, common-sense approach. The text is organized both by chapter topic and my individual species. That is,you can read the book cover to cover for an excellent overview on all aspects of Northwest Gardening--or you can find you specific plant in the index andfocus on that. I've applied the knowledge from this book in several ways--I've learned now why "Golden Jubilee" hybrid corn seed works so well in a Northwest low thermal environment, the advantages to furrowing Potatoes, and the

I bought this book some time ago and find I have used it often to check for plants and growing conditions for my flower as well as vegetable garden.

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