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Month-By- Month Gardening In Washington & Oregon

The Month-By-Month series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you'll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most. When is the best time to plant trees and shrubs? Should I fertilize my lawn now? Is it time to prune my roses? What should I be doing in my garden this month? You'll find the answers to these questions and much more inside. This easy-to-use book highlights each of the ten major plant categories using a monthly format. It guides you through each month of the year, telling you exactly what your garden needs. It is like having an expert in the garden with you all year long. Valuable hints are located throughout the book, and beautiful photographs will inspire you. Written just for gardeners where you live, you can be confident that the information is right for you-and your garden will show it.

Series: Month By Month Gardening

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Cool Springs Press (February 1, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1591861063

ISBN-13: 978-1591861065

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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