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The Plant LocatorŪ Western Region

By Susan Hill and Susan Narizny

The Plant LocatorŪ Western Region will be an indispensable book for every gardener. An astounding 60,000 plants are listed in the book, more than 50,000 are available (many by mail-order) from the 336 nurseries cataloged. Cross-references to synonyms and common names are included. Thirteen states and one Canadian province fall within the regional coverage: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and British Columbia. No gardener need ever again look at a pretty picture in a book or magazine and wonder, "Where do I find that plant?"

Media reviews

"The Plant Locator is a type of book long needed by anyone who gardens seriously."

—Joanne S. Carpender, National Gardener

"So many plants ... so little place. The Plant Locator may not resolve the space issue, but will certainly make the plants easier to find. I intend to keep my copy close at hand."

Pacific Horticulture

"An admirable accomplishment and a handy reference you'll use again and again."

—Pat Rubin, Sacramento Bee

"Finally Susan Hill and Susan Narizny have done the necessary work to compile this much needed book by gardeners, landscape architects, landscpae designers, and landscape contractors."

National Gardener

"If you want to track down any of the hot new 'it' plants ... you can take advantage of the 336 nurseries and more than 50,000 plants indexed ... in this sure-to-be-well-thumbed reference book."

—Valerie Easton, Horticulture

"At last, an American Plant Finder. There have been attempts before ... but this is the first really thorough job."

—Graham Rice, Dirk Van Der Werff's Plants

"A great guide to take with you when you are traveling."

—Ann Bartlett, American Penstemon Society Bulletin

"A guide for the gardener who is interested in growing ornamental plants in the area loosely defined as west of the Rockies."

Santa Fe New Mexican

"If you like to buy plants but cannot always find the ones that you want, than this is a book you must have. (This includes most of us.)"

—Dorothy Rodal, Hardy Plant Society of Oregon Newsletter

"At last, an American Plant Finder. There must have been attempts before, ... but this is the first really thorough job. This is an invaluable books, which all serious American gardeners, gardens, nurseries and horticultural institutions should have on their shelves."

—Dirk van der Werff, Dirk van der Werff's Plants

"If you like to buy plants, but cannot always find the ones that you want, then this book you must have. I cannot imagine how much time and effort it took for the [authors] to put this book together. If I had done it, it would have cost hundreds of dollars — not $19.95."

—Dorothy Rodal, Hardy Plant Society of Oregon Bulletin

"No gardener need ever again look at a pretty picture in a book or magazine and wonder, "Where do I find that plant?""

—Virgil Rupp, East Oregonian

"A must-have ... This indispensable reference makes it easy to locate hard-to-find plants."

Horticulture

"An indispensable book that lists local nursery sources for all kinds of plants."

—Dulcy Mahar, Oregonian

"Like a pair of Felco pruning shears, The Plant Locator: Western Region is carefully designed and well-built. This version is not only updated to provide the very latest on nurseries and plant availability at each, but it also has expanded from Oregon and Washington to cover 11 more states and British Columbia. I enthusiastically recommend this book to anyone who loves plants."

—Vern Nelson, Oregonian

"The title says it all, for this is a 750-page book stuffed with plants from trees to groundcovers crossreferenced to common names. [A] sure-to-be-well-thumbed reference book."

—Valerie Easton, Seattle Times

"Armchair shoppers as well as the serious gardener will certainly enjoy this book."

—Paul A. Mogren, American Reference Books Annual

"This resource of correct nomenclature and spellings is invaluable to gardeners, nursery owners, and anyone who just wants to get the names right."

—Graham Rice, HortResources Newsletter

"A greatly needed guide to finding the remarkable native plants now being introduced from 13 Western states and British Columbia."

Avant Gardener

"A handy book to bring with you whether your vacation plans are taking you to gardens in Oregon or all around the West."

—Lynn Lustberg, Dig: The Magazine for Northwest Gardeners

"If you like to buy plants but cannot always find the ones you want, this book is a must have."

—Dorothy Rodal, Hardy Plant Society of Oregon Newsletter

"Gardeners having trouble tracking down that elusive variety will welcome the latest edition of The Plant Locator Western Region: an excellent reference."

—James A. Cox, Library Bookwatch

"This is an invaluable book, which all serious American gardens, nurseries and horticultural institutions should have on their shelves."

—Graham Rice, Plants News

"The new book is remarkably friendly, while ensuring botanical accuracy. Use it to sort out confusing scientific names so you get the right plant. A bonus is learning how many places there are to shop for great plants."

Des Moines News

"If you have been gardening long enough, and your plant palate pines for the elevated and the esoteric, consider this door, The Plant Locator: Western Region, wide open."

Boox Review

About the authors

Susan Hill

Susan Hill holds an M.L.S. in library science from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a certified Master Gardener and president ex officio of the Salem Hardy Plant Society in Oregon.

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Susan Narizny

Susan Narizny has an M.A. in linguistics from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is the former owner of a perennials nursery and is a board member of the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon.

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