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We have dozens and dozens of gardening books. Here are some of our favorites:

(the most recent editions are listed)


American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
by Christopher Brickell, Judith Zuk, American Horticultural Society, Judith D. Zuk
Dorling Kindersley Publishing; 1st American edition (September 1, 1997)
This is our favorite garden book. It is a monster book at 11-1/2 in. X 10 in. 1092 pages with lots of color photos.

American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: The Fully Illustrated Plant-by-Plant Manual of Practical Techniques
by American Horticultural Society, Peter Anderson, Alan Toogood
DK Publishing Inc; 1st American ed edition (March 1, 1999)
An outstanding resource for propagating your own plants.

Western Garden Book
by Kathleen Norris Brenzel
Sunset Publishing Corporation; Rev&Updtd edition (February 1, 2001)
A classic that has been recently updated. Considered by many the bible of western gardening.

The Northwest Gardeners' Resource Directory (9th Edition)
by Stephanie Feeney
Sasquatch Books; 9th edition (March, 2002)
Lots of information on Northwest nurseries, clubs, flower shows, display gardens, etc.

Plants Of The Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska
by Jim Pojar, Andy MacKinnon
Lone Pine Publishing; Revised edition (November 30, 2004)
The best book we have found on Northwest native plants.

The Perennial Garden : Color Harmonies Through the Seasons
by Jeff Cox, Marilyn Cox
Rodale Books; Reprint edition (March 15, 1992)
A good intro to garden design, color harmony and plant selection.

Natural Landscaping : Gardening with Nature to Create a Backyard Paradise
by Sally Roth
Rodale Books (April 20, 2002)
Good info on garden design for the style of garden we prefer.

Planting Companions
by Jill Billington, Clive Nichols
Stewart Tabori & Chang (March 1, 1997)
A lot of good information on garden design and plant combinations along with lots of great photos.

The Complete Shade Gardener
by George Schenk
Timber Press (OR) (May 1, 2002)
A wealth of information on shade garden design and plant selection.

Greer's Guidebook to Available Rhododendrons
by Harold E. Greer
Offshoot Pubns; Revised edition (May 1, 1995)
This is our Rhodie bible.

The Rock & Water Garden Expert
by D.G. Hessayon
Sterling Publishing (June 30, 1993)
A fairly small book but full of good information.

Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: The Complete Guide to Natural Gardening
by Steve Solomon
Sasquatch Books; 5th edition (March 1, 2000)
Growing vegetables in our area is tough due to the cool summers. This is a great regional vegetable gardening book by the founder of Territorial Seed Company.

Western Garden Problem Solver
Sunset Books Inc (February 1, 1998)
One of two books we turn to first when something goes wrong in the garden.

Ortho's Home Gardener's Problem Solver
by Michael McKinley, Ortho Books
Ortho Books; 1st ed edition (March 1, 2001)
One of two books we turn to first when something goes wrong in the garden.

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