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Sunset Western Garden Book 8th Edition
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One of my key questions before purchasing this book was if there were significant improvements over the 1995 which justified the expense of a new copy. That is a question which each individual should assess. The new 2001 edition has significant improvements over the 1995 edition. 2001 contains 768 pages as compared to the 624 of the 1995. The first section of this edition is "Gardening for the New Century" with a look to traditions of the past and ideas for the future.
The Sunset division of climate zones has always been meticulous and more precise than other zone guides. The West has so many micro-climates which are separated by short distances and differ by altitude, morning fog and delta breezes that it is important in choosing plants to know which are likely to survive in your zone. The big addition to the latest edition is that it is inclusive of Alaska, Hawaii and Western Canada. For gardeners who live in these areas, Sunset has now made their day.
The ever thoughtful Plant Selection Section has been reworked to include divisions for color, basic landscaping, special situation and problem solvers.Read more ›
I have been gardening for 30 years and have numerous friends who visit my garden to enjoy its richness. Knowing the taxonomical nomenclature of my native columbine does not contribute to successful cultivation nor to its beauty. It will however allow you to look the plant up in the new, unimproved Western Garden book issue.
What were the Sunset editors thinking.....that they were going to force we gardeners into botanical literacy? No thanks, at 60, I would rather be gardening. If you still have a 2001 edition, keep the old beautiful dog eared copy. Do not waste your money on the 2007 edition which
One of the most useful things I learned during this time was about Sunset's Western Sunset Garden Book. This firm designed the landscape for large resorts, high-end custom homes and a wide variety of commercial complexes. The landscape designers always used Western Sunset Garden Book for any and all questions regarding plant material they were using on a project. Unless this book was consulted on a specific plant, it wasn't included in the plans!
Western Sunset Garden Book lists any and all useful information on over 10,000 species of plants. This information includes growing traits, the likes and dislikes of the plant (e.g. likes full sun, is drought tolerant, etc.), the size of the plant(s) at maturity, and just about anything else you can think of needing to know.
The information is also broken down by climate zone, so you can see what plants will thrive in your area and which won't last long. This alone can save you a lot of money when selecting your plant material. I picked up a copy of this "Landscape Bible" as many in our office referred to it, when about half of the plant material in my yard didn't survive the first freeze. Yes those Hibiscus and Bougainvillea looked great and were really growing well until the temperature dropped. Have you ever seen a black Hibiscus or Bougainvillea plant? It's not a pretty sight!
I'd suggest this book for any gardening enthusiast or even for the homeowner that wants to change a few planting beds. It's not the type of book that you'd read cover to cover, but if you use it as a reference book, it could save you from making a costly mistake!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
WASN;T QUITE WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR BUT HAS AN AWFUL LOT OF INOPublished 6 days ago by Eileen Jones Corey
not the same great book I purchased in the 1960s, but those seeds have long since been compromised by Monsanto -- alas, it's there world now. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stephen J. Kinsman
Ah, the Sunset Western Garden Guide. I'm not even that into gardening, nor have I actually read much of the book, but it's still one of my favorites. Makes a great gift too.Published 5 months ago by Ken Ward
One of the best references out there for the Gardener. Choose to purchase a older edition based on reviews of the current edition. Had a prior copy that I used constantly. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Daily Hiker
This is a misleading title. The book is simply Sunset Western Garden Book from 2007 but posted with erroneous subtitles to appear as if it was instead an addendum to the the basic... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
replaced one I had that was stolen...not happy with the newest edition. This one is very good. i use it almost everyday in my work. and, have for many years.Published 6 months ago by california garden lady