Series: Gardener's Guides
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Cool Springs Press; First Edition edition (January 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,304,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #57 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Region > Pacific Northwest
The title says it all. This book is the best book I've found for quick plant selection. The plants, shrubs, and trees in this book are proven to perform well in the Pacific Northwest. I've enjoyed how detailed the information is in regard to growing and care for each plant. It has taken a lot of the guess work out of figuring out what to buy at the nursery. My only disappointment is that it neglects to include a section on herbs, and there is only one photo for each plant. I would have like to see a photo showing each plant up close and a distance shot that shows the mature size. Photos are inconsistent sometimes showing a plant up very close and sometimes showing the full mature size. The book is also somewhat pricy compared to the similar book Best Garden Plants For Washington And Oregon, but the information is much more thorough.
My wife and I are moving to the Seattle area from the southeast. She is an amateur gardner so I got this and another book as a gift for her to read. Kind of like a headstart on our new region. It gets 5 stars because she said she likes them.
Not too many plants included and some are just not appropriate for the area. I guess the author is trying to cover the drier eastern part of the state too.
Very informative & user friendly. Only wish it listed more. She needs to do a Volume 2 version.
This is an excellent, and practical guide for Northwest gardeners. Unfortunately, my copy from has a broken binding.
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