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As surely as gardens change with the seasons, gardening is ever changing. New plants, techniques, materials, and lifestyles are constantly broadening the choices you have and reshaping the way you garden in the West. In response to this natural evolution, the editors of Sunset-the West''s most trusted source of gardening information for more than 80 years-have completely redesigned and updated The Western Garden Book in this new 2012 Ninth Edition. Following the best-selling success of the previous editions of The Western Garden Book, this edition includes a fresh new look, thousands of color photographs, fresh illustrations, and an easy-to-follow format. Written by experts for gardeners in the West, this book is an indispensable reference for beginning and expert gardeners alike.

The New Western Garden Book features include:

  • A photo gallery shows the West''s most innovative gardens, from all-edibles front yards to stylish water-wise and fire-wise gardens to living walls and green roofs-all with ideas you can use.
  • Climate Zone Maps and growing-season graphs for all regions of the West including Alaska and Hawaii.
  • A new "Plant Finder" section helps you choose plants for their garden''s problem areas or for special effects.
  • "A to Z Plant Encyclopedia" lists some 8,000 plants that thrive in the West, including more than 500 new ones. Gorgeous color photographs illustrate all plant entries-for the first time ever in The Western Garden Book.
  • "Gardening From Start to Finish" is a new visual guide that leads readers through all steps of making a garden, from soil prep through planting, growing and care, with special sections on natives, veggies, grasses and more.

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Sunset magazine (www.sunset.com) is the premier guide to life in the West, covering the newest and best ideas in Western home design and landscaping, food and entertaining, and regional travel in 13 Western states. Sunset Magazine has a circulation of over 1.25 million and a readership of 4.864 million.

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Sunset magazine (www.sunset.com) is the premier guide to life in the West, covering the newest and best ideas in Western home design and landscaping, food and entertaining, and regional travel in 13 Western states. Sunset Magazine has a circulation of over 1.25 million and a readership of 4.864 million.

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Masaka
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Still my favorite but slipping......
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2018
The Western Sunset Garden Book is my favorite most well worn gardening book-----and I have many! This latest one (I get a new one every several years) seems to have lost something, though I''m not sure what. For one thing, I didn''t always know the botanical name of a plant... See more
The Western Sunset Garden Book is my favorite most well worn gardening book-----and I have many! This latest one (I get a new one every several years) seems to have lost something, though I''m not sure what. For one thing, I didn''t always know the botanical name of a plant but if I looked up the layman''s name, it was listed with a reference of the correct botanical name. Now I''m on my own and have to instead do a google search. Some of the layout and helpful hints aren''t as well laid out as in the past it seems. I love the pictures and it''s still my favorite book but just not quite as well done as before; I find myself referring back to the old books. If it ain''t broke don''t fix it. I guess I get new books now and then because over the years new plants and hybrid varieties pop up and I like to be updated. This year it has been hard to find this book at the big box stores or the nurseries. Maybe Sunset should consider "why".
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Jacqui
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$75???
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2020
This is hands down the best gardening book for learning about plants, especially plants that are native to your region. It truly is my Gardening Bible, complete with some of my own pressed flowers from my garden and of course, dirt on some of the pages. It is a well-loved... See more
This is hands down the best gardening book for learning about plants, especially plants that are native to your region. It truly is my Gardening Bible, complete with some of my own pressed flowers from my garden and of course, dirt on some of the pages. It is a well-loved book. I''m not sure why Amazon is charging $75 for this book though when it retails for $44.95 (US). Sorry Amazon, I bought mine for $45 "elsewhere".
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Rita D'Alvarez
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Another solution would be a separate book like others Sunset offers for specific situations like Easy-Care Plantings
Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2017
This is THE gardening bible if you live In the west. Go to any nursery and you''ll find a worn copy stashed behind the register. Find yourself at a nursery without your copy you can ask to borrow theirs. When I''m stateside I usually carry a copy in the car spring and summer... See more
This is THE gardening bible if you live In the west. Go to any nursery and you''ll find a worn copy stashed behind the register. Find yourself at a nursery without your copy you can ask to borrow theirs. When I''m stateside I usually carry a copy in the car spring and summer in case I stop at a nursery. It''s the undisputed authority on plants out here.

However I have a beef and hence the four checks rather than five. I''m in Hawaii, specifically H1 and eagerly looked forward to this edition hoping there would be some expansion on the section dealing with Hawaii. Alas, there was even LESS included than in the last edition. Go to the local Home Depot and you''ll find many plants not included in the book. The stores are all located in zone H1 and info re their suitability to survive in zone H2 where I live is sorely lacking.

So we here in Hawaii are a small group with a myriad of unique plants unheard of in other western states. I think devoting a page or two more would go a long way in addressing our needs here. Another solution would be a separate book like others Sunset offers for specific situations like Easy-Care Plantings, Western Landscaping, Problem Solver, etc.
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C. Dexter Moses
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How would I manage without this book?!
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2019
This book breaks down the western United States into a number of more-specific climate zones than the USDA climate map does. This makes matching the climate of your locality to the plants that will do well there much easier. The first section shows all the western climate... See more
This book breaks down the western United States into a number of more-specific climate zones than the USDA climate map does. This makes matching the climate of your locality to the plants that will do well there much easier. The first section shows all the western climate maps along with descriptions of each zone. The second contains lists of specific plants recommended for selected landscape needs, and the third and largest section is an alphabetical listing of thousands of varieties of plants. This includes both ornamental plants and those that provide fruit or nuts of some kind. If you are looking for a shade tree that won''t litter all over your yard, or a small, ornamental tree for a particular location, or blackberry varieties that will grow happily where you do, this is the book to have. My caveat is that this book is revised and reprinted at much wider intervals than new fruit tree varieties are introduced, so there may be newer varieties available at my nursery that I can''t find in my book. This means I have to look elsewhere for the information I need. But all the information that IS in the book is invaluable indeed, and stays relevant no matter how long you keep this book.
Note: garden vegetables aren''t included in this catalog, because 1) there are hundreds of cultivars of any one type of vegetable, and 2) new ones are added so frequently that you''d have to revise and re-issue the book once a year to stay current. Boy, do I wish there was one, though!
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Christopher E
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Truly the Bible for home gardeners
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2017
"Sunset" has been the consistent go-to book about gardening for decades, and I''ve always had at least one! The climate zones are far more useful than those issued by the USDA, the plant lists are helpful, and the plant descriptions and information about growing the... See more
"Sunset" has been the consistent go-to book about gardening for decades, and I''ve always had at least one! The climate zones are far more useful than those issued by the USDA, the plant lists are helpful, and the plant descriptions and information about growing the plants are very good. I do occasionally find something in a description that''s contradictory, in particular statements about the mature size of a particular plant, but almost all descriptions are on-target. I''ve been gardening long enough that I rarely use the section in the back of the book that describes pests, growing techniques, etc., but I can see that for someone new to gardening it would be a valuable resource.

In the past it seemed that new editions were published more frequently, which meant the plant names in the book kept up with changes in taxonomic names, and that''s a bit less true currently. That said, names don''t change that often, and Sunset generally notes both the old and new names. Regardless, I''m sure I''ll buy the next edition whenever it''s published.

The 5-stars are a given, and I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in plants and/or gardening, especially for the price. I contains an amazing amount of good information!
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Extremely disorganized
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2021
The only reason I didn''t give 1 star is due to the craftsmanship of the physical book, which is quite nice. It''s a shame they couldn''t have someone else draft better content for such a nice book. Let me explain why I don''t recommend this product. First, it claims... See more
The only reason I didn''t give 1 star is due to the craftsmanship of the physical book, which is quite nice. It''s a shame they couldn''t have someone else draft better content for such a nice book.

Let me explain why I don''t recommend this product. First, it claims to be a guidebook. If it is supposed to be a guidebook, it should be organized like a guidebook. Instead, the first section is a mixture of garden ideas, inspiration, and the like. The next section, which constitutes the bulk of the book, is an encyclopedia of plants. However, if it''s supposed to be an encyclopedia, it should be organized like an encyclopedia. Instead of organizing plants by physical characteristics, such as flowering plants, shrubs, vines, etc., its sections are things like "deer-resistant plants," "best plants for patios," and "best plants for shade." Not only that, but the pictures of the plants are taken extremely zoomed-in with a Macro lens so you can''t even see what the actual plant looks like. You have no idea if the plant will be two feet tall or ten feet tall by the close up photos. There are many qualitative / subjective descriptions of the plants rather than objective attributes, which not only comes across as very unprofessional but not useful - again, it''s supposed to be a guidebook. I want facts. If I want poetry about flowers I''ll consult my 6 year old niece.

The next section, which is quite short, is the most useful section, and contains tips on planting, seeds, and the like. I found this section helpful but it was very short, perhaps 10-15 pages.

Overall the book is organized like a magazine rather than a professional guidebook. I was quite disappointed by the lack of professionalism in the content of the book and made the decision to return it after flipping through the book for about 15 minutes.

I was told that this is the bible of gardening in the West. I''m shocked that someone hasn''t come along and come out with a better guidebook. For the price of $90 I expect a professional guidebook, not a disorganized magazine. There is definitely an opportunity for someone with a business sense to take over the marketshare this book has with a better guidebook.

The way it should have been organized:
Section 1: Plants - their biology, parts, life cycle, hardiness, and reproduction mechanisms
Section 2: Organizational structure of the plant kingdom
Section 3: Ecology of plants and their interaction with animals, insects, and humans
Section 4: Uses of plants - crops, medicines, herbs, decorative, etc.
Section 5: Planting, transplanting, propagation, cultivation, care, and plant maintenance
Section 6: Encyclopedia of plants by functional group
Section 7: Misc. (add in the author''s ideas here)
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K.C.
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A must-have for people with landscaping and who care for it themselves.
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2014
The Go-To for me in landscaping research. I just bought a house in a totally different zone than I''m accustomed to, so needed this book to find out how to care for my new landscaping. I have had different versions of this book over the past 20 years, and this is... See more
The Go-To for me in landscaping research.

I just bought a house in a totally different zone than I''m accustomed to, so needed this book to find out how to care for my new landscaping. I have had different versions of this book over the past 20 years, and this is my favorite. The pictures are clear, the drawings are clear, and they have even more common sense tips for people like me, who struggle to care for plants properly.

I have crepe mertles in my yard, and this book explained exactly why we were seeing yellowing of the edges of leaves. This is SO helpful! I can now treat the plants accordingly (potassium deficiency) without worry. It told me how to prune them (different than most trees/shrubs) and gave common sense information about traditional pruning of our other new trees and plants.

I actually got better information from this book than I did the local nursery''s specialists. That says a LOT.
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Baking is my hobby
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Don’t Go Outside Without It
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2018
Gave this as a gift. My son was delighted. He was very surprised with the amount of very useful valuable information. Personally, I think everyone that has a garden (or a porch with plants) and wants to provide proper for care, this is a must have. A great resource, and... See more
Gave this as a gift. My son was delighted. He was very surprised with the amount of very useful valuable information. Personally, I think everyone that has a garden (or a porch with plants) and wants to provide proper for care, this is a must have. A great resource, and beneficial tool. I have a collection of them over the decades, and still use them all.
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My go-to gardening book
Reviewed in Canada on October 25, 2020
As a Master Gardener, I can vouch for this gardening book - it''s one of the first one''s I reach for when I need to look something up.
As a Master Gardener, I can vouch for this gardening book - it''s one of the first one''s I reach for when I need to look something up.
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DaViNCi
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Arrived quick and in good shape
Reviewed in Canada on March 11, 2020
Good clean book as described
Good clean book as described
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Amanda
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A must have for every gardener!
Reviewed in Canada on November 24, 2013
Great book, super informative!! A definite must have for every gardener!! Great new full colour pictures compared to the older version.
Great book, super informative!! A definite must have for every gardener!! Great new full colour pictures compared to the older version.
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