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     Product Description-Western Garden Book: More than 8,000
    Plants - The Right Plants for Your Climate - Tips from Western
            Garden Experts (Sunset Western Garden Book)
 Gardeners throughout the region will be welcoming a thoroughly updated and fresh- looking 8th edition of the bible of Western
gardening. With a new, easy-to-read design, more plant photography, larger illustrations, and more than 8,000 plant listings500
 of them newits THE essential book for gardeners in the Western states. What plants to grow, how to nurture them, and where
 they do the very bestits all here. Youll also find updated information on the Western climate zones, 30 Plant Selection Guides,
 plus a Practical Guide to Gardening with basic advice on plant care and essential gardening techniques. New plant lists reflect
current trends, such as Mediterranean gardening and easy-care plants for beginners. For more than 70 years, Sunset has been
 the source for no-nonsense gardening advice, easy-to-follow diagrams, and encyclopedic knowledge of plant varieties. In this
 edition, we introduce an exciting new feature: gardening tips from well-known plant experts throughout the West. The Western
                                                 Garden Book has never been better!



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Customer Reviews:
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful DON'T BUY IF YOU HAVE THE 7th ED., February 8, 2007 By S. Burton
"librarian"
   This review is from: Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants - The Right Plants for Your Climate - Tips from Western
Garden Experts (Sunset Western Garden Book) (Paperback) This is a "best buy" for any western gardener. However if you
have the previous edition, the changes are so minor (different photos, rewrites that are paraphases, little new material) that your
money is better spent on another book. If you own an older copy without color illustrations, pass it on to a new gardener and
treat yourself to the 8th edition!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful Sunset Western Garden Book, July 10, 2007 By L. West "Wild West" (San
Francisco)
   This review is from: Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants - The Right Plants for Your Climate - Tips from Western
Garden Experts (Sunset Western Garden Book) (Paperback) I've found that this latest edition is more difficult to use than earlier
editions. The index is much shorter than earlier editions & the common names of many of the plants are not listed. Once you get
used to the format in this edition it's still very useful. The photos & descriptions are always beautiful & very helpful. Plant
diseases & pests are also organized in a different manner, but not in a good way--same problems as the index of plant names.

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71 of 80 people found the following review helpful

Don't give up your old edition, March 21, 2009 By Martin Mcintyre (California)
  This review is from: Sunset Western Garden Book (Hardcover) If you have an old 2001 edition of this book do not give it up for
a new one. For most gardeners the 2007 edition has a fatal flaw. Perhaps there is some other reason but I can only chalk up to
horticultural elitism. Sunset decided it would be good to completely drop the plant index cross referencing common to botanical
names. While this may have saved a few pages of print, it is a great injustice to an otherwise excellent reference book. Want to
look up columbine, sunflower, foxglove? Forget it.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...


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