Reddit Reddit reviews The New Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide (Sunset Western Garden Book (Paper))

We found 6 Reddit comments about The New Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide (Sunset Western Garden Book (Paper)). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Gardening & Horticulture Reference
Gardening & Landscape Design
Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Books
The New Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide (Sunset Western Garden Book (Paper))
Check price on Amazon

6 Reddit comments about The New Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide (Sunset Western Garden Book (Paper)):

u/BrainBurrito · 4 pointsr/gardening

Sorry to be a jerk but my lawn tip would be to not get one. A common water-wise plan I've seen in your area is groupings of agaves, aloes or other succulents set against a sharp stone mulch (not the 70s lava rock). It looks really nice, it's low to no maintenance and a responsible use of water. Many people have palms which look fancy/exotic and are appropriate for the area. You could also go with native plants (great on water) to get a nice habitat going and attract birds and pollinators.

I'd recommend getting The Sunset Western Garden Book. It has a really easy way of identifying which plants are suitable to which areas. Even if you decide on a lawn, you might want a decorative border for ascetics or to reduce the lawn size.

EDIT: My bad, I didn't know that thing would pop up. It's a bit unsightly.

u/coffeeanddimples · 2 pointsr/gardening

When I first became interested in gardening, my mom recommended the Sunset Western Garden Book. She said everything she knows about plants she learned from that book.

u/aburgin74 · 2 pointsr/fresno

This is a good reference book for plants https://www.amazon.com/New-Western-Garden-Book-Gardening/dp/0376039205, as far contactors go it will depend on what you want you want to do. Astro turf one contractor flower beds another.

u/SomeGnosis · 1 pointr/gardening

Honestly you've already found a great source of good information and discussion:) I use the search bar in this sub more than any other, but I still refer regularly to my Grandma's favorite: Western Garden. It's a time-tested and comprehensive run-down of theory and method, as well as an encyclopedia of plants that are easily cultivated/common in the western hemisphere, but is mostly geared to the continental US.

The wonderful thing about plants is that they want to grow, and if you can just create the right conditions they will reward you in many ways. Some are waaay more forgiving than others, so don't just jump into orchid cultivars and other exotic specimens. Start composting, plant the veggies you like to eat (and maybe some luffa gourds for your shower time) and be proud of your harvest, you will never taste better food :)

u/tikibyn · 1 pointr/gardening

It's not a field guide, but the Sunset Western Garden Book is pretty good for the west. I think there are versions of Sunset for the different regions, like East Coast Living and Southern Living. I'm sure they have a similar book that corresponds to wherever you live. And in case you happen to be in the Pacific Northwest, Pojar is pretty much the plant id bible, but it's not for gardens.