Western Home Landscaping

Western Home Landscaping : From the Rockies to the Pacific Coast, from Southwestern US to British Columbia

Edited by Lisa Kahn , Consultant editor Lance Walheim , Consultant editor Roger Holmes , Consultant editor Don Marshall , Consultant editor Rita Buchanan , Consultant editor Deborah Fillion

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Homeowners in the western areas of the country can nowmake their home landscapes moreattractive and functional with"Western Home Landscaping. "Like the other titles in this series, this book contains three parts. In the "Design Portfolio" section, readers will find 42 designs created by landscape professionals from the area. The designs address the variety of climates found in the west, including cool coastal areas, hot inland valleys, and the special conditions of higher elevations. Emphasis is placed on conserving water and using native plants. "Guide to Installations" explains how to install the plants, paths, patios, and arbors used in the designs. More than 200 of the best plants for the region are fully described in "Plant Portraits." Clearly written in a friendly style and with 450 color photographs and paintings, "Western Home Landscaping"provides everything homeowners need to know to landscape like a pro. States: AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY Canada: BC"

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  • Paperback | 319 pages
  • 220.98 x 271.78 x 17.78mm | 1,133.98g
  • 23 Nov 2010
  • Creative Homeowner
  • English
  • Green ed.
  • colour illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
  • 1580114865
  • 9781580114868

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Roger Holmes is the founding editor of "Fine Gardening" magazine. He co-edited the monumental "Taylor's Master Guide to Gardening" and other highly regarded gardening books, and produced the eight-book regional landscaping series of which this book is part.Lance Walheim lives in California and has authored or contributed to more than 30 gardening books, including "Lawns for Dummies," "Roses for Dummies," "The Natural Rose Gardener," and "Citrus." He was co-author of Creative Homeowner's "California Home Landscaping." He has also been a staff editor at "Sunset" magazine"

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84 Designs created by landscape professionals specifically for western climates and growing conditions featuring creative solutions for front entries, foundations plantings, patios, steep slopes, and much more Detailed descriptions of more than 300 plants picked for your region, plus all you need to know to plant and maintain them Step-by-step instructions for building structures, such as paths, patios, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellises Over 650 color photographs and illustrations Praise for the First Edition ... like having a team of professional garden designers on hand. " Country Living Gardener" ... you ll turn to these beautifully rendered design possibilities again and again. " Eleanore Lewis, Woman s Day Garden Planner & Practical Guide" This idea-filled book takes the guesswork out of landscaping so you can focus on the fun. Designs that work, great plants you can find, accurate instructions, and detailed drawings will help you succeed. " Nancy Beaubaire, former Editor Fine Gardening and Country Living Gardener" The Home Landscaping series takes the fear out of gardening by skillfully combining a wide range of attractive, dependable plants with clear, concise information on the techniques of gardening and easy-to-follow plans. " Thomas Fischer, Executive Editor, Horticulture ""

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