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Timber Press Guide to Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

By Carol W. Hall and Norman E. Hall

Whether you're a newcomer to the Pacific Northwest or already have webbed feet, this book will certainly be one you could open over and over throughout the years.

Oregonian

Tired of being lumped into the unwieldy category of a western garden? Frustrated by the lack of reliable, practical information about gardening in the Pacific Northwest? No longer! The Timber Press Guide to Gardening in the Pacific Northwest presents all the information a gardener — whether novice or expert — needs to keep their garden beautiful and thriving. With a combined 100 years of gardening experience in the Pacific Northwest, the authors clearly explain the unique challenges and joys of gardening in the region. By dividing the Pacific Northwest into seven subregions, they help readers to better understand the climatic and geographical factors that shape their gardens. This complete guide includes extensive profiles of plants that are ideally suited to the region, including perennials, ornamental grasses, bulbs, groundcovers, roses, shrubs, trees, and climbers. The month-by-month gardening calendar describes what weather patterns to expect, what's in bloom, and what garden tasks are best done in that month. With additional chapters detailing the most common gardening problems and recommendations for effective, nontoxic ways of dealing with them, this book is nothing short of essential.

Media reviews

"If you're thinking of adding some new plants to your garden, get this book before winter sets in and you'll have lots to contemplate before the spring planting season."

—Marianne Binetti, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"If I knew someone who was moving to Portland or Seattle or even Eureka, this is the book I'd buy for them."

—Amy Stewart, Garden Rant

"Comprehensive, thoughtful writing."

—Mike Dull, Wenatchee World

"Clearly explain[s] the unique challenges and joys of gardening in this large and unique region. ... This is a fun, thought-provoking book for gardeners to peruse over the coming winter months."

—Sarah Robertson, Albany Democrat-Herald

"Overall rating: Excellent. Whether you're a newcomer to the Pacific Northwest or already have webbed feet, this book will certainly be one you could open over and over throughout the years. ... One of my favorite parts is the 12-month gardening calendar, which provides descriptions of the climate each month ... seasonal interest in the garden and a monthly to-do list. ... There's oodles of information throughout, accompanied by lots of photographs."

—Ann Robinson, Oregonian

"A superb manual on all aspects of gardening for both novice and veteran gardeners."

—Helen Chesnut, Victoria Times Colonist

"Has an engaging personal tone. ... An excellent overview for newer gardeners, or those new to our climate."

—Valerie Easton, Seattle Times

About the authors

Carol W. Hall

Norm and Carol Hall have shared an overwhelming interest in gardening in the Pacific Northwest ever since meeting in a cherry orchard in Eugene, Oregon, in 1967. They live and write full-time on Denman Island, British Columbia, where their current one-acre garden built from scratch is still evolving.

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Norman E. Hall

Norm and Carol Hall have shared an overwhelming interest in gardening in the Pacific Northwest ever since meeting in a cherry orchard in Eugene, Oregon, in 1967. They live and write full-time on Denman Island, British Columbia, where their current one-acre garden built from scratch is still evolving.

Read more about Norman E. Hall

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