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Western Landscaping Book: Companion to the Best-Selling Western Garden Book [Bargain Price] [Paperback]

Kathleen Norris Brenzel
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January 1, 2006 0376039159 1

This all-new second edition, the companion book to the much-beloved Western Garden Book, promises to be just as successful as the first. Packed with expert advice from landscape designers, gardeners, and others, it addresses climatic, soil, and topographical challengesand solutionsfor Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and southwestern Canada. Features n The only landscaping guide designed specifically for Western gardeners n Over 600 photographs and dozens of ready-to-use landscape plans n Step-by-step illustrations and exploded views show easy, do-it-yourself solutions n Seasonal gardening guides and checklists ensure year-round success for experienced and novice gardeners alike n Easy-to-understand plant selection and growing instructions


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Oxmoor House; 1 edition (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0376039159
  • ASIN: B001T0I7M8
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #723,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All western landscapes types, many photos & diagrams February 14, 2001
Format:Paperback
This is a very comprehensive book describing all western regions including the low and high desert, the Pacific Northwest and southern California. The book includes many landscape ideas with diagrams and suggested plant types and many plant photos. Ideas for special needs such as privacy, patio & small spaces , desert areas, swimming pools, decks, lots for shade, low water and other requirements are covered. Types of fencing and decking are also covered. If you are starting out with a bare backyard, as I am, this is the book for you!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Get the magazine February 18, 2009
Format:Paperback
If you get Sunset the magazine, you probably don't need this book. The book has some beautiful pictures of varied landscape types in varied climates and some general planting suggestions (like the magazine). But, also like the magazine, unless you have $50K-$100K lying around, good luck pulling any of these things off. I say get the magazine because you can get the landscaping ideas, seasonally relevant planting suggestions along with some nice recipes, gardening and traveling tips.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's for inspiration / Pictures March 2, 2010
By Horse
Format:Paperback
Anytime I am tired of working on my housing projects I can look through this book and get excited again.

I didn't find much useful advice or How-To in here, so if that's what you want there are much better books out there.

For my purposes it is perfect: Inspiration and beautiful pictures.

The info in there is OK, but don't buy it for that or you will be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful July 13, 2008
Format:Paperback
This book has some really good ideas for gardening and landscaping in the desert. Anyone who lives in the desert knows what a challenge it is to grow a beautiful garden AND be a good steward of the limited, precious resources. The only negative comment is that the garden examples are mostly from California. It would be more helpful to me if there were more examples and discussion on high desert gardening in places like Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars July 6, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Some good ides for CA drought landscaaping
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful photos May 9, 2014
By Lee
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Not a lot of planting or landscaping tips in the book, but it's great for a coffee table, or flipping through to get inspired. While I realize that Western landscaping includes a variety of climates, I would have preferred more desert landscaping.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sunset Western Landsacping book March 3, 2014
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As with the Sunset Western Garden Book. I will use this book often. It is easy to understand and Is for my western State.
This book contains many solutions for my garden landscape.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book February 16, 2014
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This is a great book for ideas. I bought this book with two others and I have not regretted it. I love the information and ideas it gives.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful go to reference book on Landscaping
I love Sunset books. This was a great source of inspiration and information when planning my yard.

Now I use it as a reference book.
Published 5 months ago by K. Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of great ideas
Having no imagination, I needed some help trying to come up with some ideas for landscaping. I was not disappointed! This book was full of book marks by the time I was through. Read more
Published 5 months ago by treecopswife
5.0 out of 5 stars A bible for those of us lucky enough to garden in California and the...
Sunset magazine can be trusted for anything pertaining to life in the west. Lots of ideas for xeroscaping in our drought plagued area.
Published 6 months ago by A reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Product
Good product. Worth the price. If you think this might be what you're looking for today, give it a try.
Published 7 months ago by Tucson Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Western Landscaping Book - A Great Reference Book
The "Western Landscaping Book" by Sunset is a great reference book for me. Anything I want to know about growing on the Centrral Coast of California is in this... Read more
Published 7 months ago by K. Bryson
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
I've loved having this book for myself and I love giving it to friends as gifts. I find myself returning frequently when I'm looking for inspiration about something I want to do... Read more
Published 10 months ago by bobbe
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful aid
This is a great addition to my ever-growing book collection of excellent horticulture related material. Read more
Published 11 months ago by M&B
4.0 out of 5 stars Sunset does a comprehensive job
Sunset books are great,. I wish the section on high altitude Rocky Mountain gardening was a little more extensive, not as much on California.
Published 12 months ago by scott haugland
5.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous
beautiful photos of many different styles of landscaping make it appealing to all tastes. A pleasure to read even if you are not ready to dig in.
Published 12 months ago by Karen A. Miller
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