Series: Month By Month Gardening
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Cool Springs Press (February 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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I ordered this book for my daughter who lives in Oregon and is living in an older house with an existing lawn with trees and shrubs. She tells me now that she knows exactly what do to as the months goes by to care for her plants and the lawn. She is especially happy about the information on lawn care. I am very happy that I ordered this book for her and she is too!
I would strongly suggest Mary Robson's two books on gardening for Oregon and Washington, both Month-By-Month Gardening in Washington & Oregon: What To Do Each Month To Have A Beautiful Garden All Year (Month-By-Month Gardening in Washington & Oregon)Washington & Oregon Gardener's GuideIn her books she considers the inputs that will be required by the gardener, easy of growing, water use, design considerations, they are both good guides for beginning and advanced gardeners.
This book was a real disappointment. It is simplistic. For example, the Oregon portion only lists gardens in Portland, when there are numerous gardens all over the state and two of the most famous Iris gardens, and one huge Dalhia garden are in Oregon but are not mentioned. There is very little to be learned to assist one with a coastal garden, and both states have western coastal regions. This is a fine book for beginners but any gardener with a modicum of experience would be well advised to find some other publication.
Just thought I should make that clear, since it isn't exactly clear based on the ambiguous title of this book. It includes everything else (flowers, trees, ground cover, shrubs).
I am very disappointed, the description was vague, but I thought that since the Texas edition had vegetable and herb gardening advice, I thought this edition would be similar. I really enjoyed the helpful advice in the Month by Month Gardening in Texas, so when I was moving to Washington, I ordered this title assuming it would have the same advice for vegetable gardening that the Texas book had. Not so. Not one thing about vegetable gardening. If you are looking for advice on vegetable and/or herb gardening in the Pacific Northwest, do not waste your money on this book.
This book goes month to month and explain what you need to do from planting, insects, and care. It is so simple and clear. I can't wait to use it to help me plan my yard.
Loved my month-by-month gardening in Texas book - so when I moved to Washington, this book was near the top of my list of things to buy. Unlike the Texas book however, this book doesn't have a section on vegetable gardening. Seems like a glaring omission to me.
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