Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: From Northern California to British Columbia by Carla Albright, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: From Northern California to British Columbia

Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: From Northern California to British Columbia

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by Carla Albright
     
 

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Part how-to guide, part workbook, and part plant encyclopedia, Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: From Northern California to British Columbia is the must-have reference book for both experienced gardeners moving to the coast and novice gardeners currently living near the shore. Along with basic information about soil construction, plant selection, and

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Part how-to guide, part workbook, and part plant encyclopedia, Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: From Northern California to British Columbia is the must-have reference book for both experienced gardeners moving to the coast and novice gardeners currently living near the shore. Along with basic information about soil construction, plant selection, and watering needs, Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest includes a workbook that will help you record the unique elements of the coast-wind, salt spray, and sun exposure-and design the garden of your dreams. Master Gardener Carla Albright provides valuable suggestions for vegetables, roses, trees, shrubs, and perennials hearty enough to thrive on the coast, as well as plants that are best avoided. Tips for choosing plants and controlling disease and insects will help you keep your coastal gardening looking its best. Ready for a break? Put down your trowel and take a trip to some of the coastal public gardens listed in the travel guide. These beautiful gardens will provide you with endless ideas that you can try in your own garden.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Daily News
Sure beach dwellers enjoy a long growing season, but they also face a wave of unique gardening challenges such as high winds, salt spray, sandy soil and excessive sun exposure. Carla Albright's book "Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest" discusses easy ways to conquer these challenges and create a beautiful garden that is tough enough to withstand seashore assaults. While Albright lives in Portland, Ore., she offers plenty of advice useful to coastal mountain and dune gardeners in California. She also includes a quiz to assess the conditions in your garden, templates to record weather throughout the year, grids that help you design plant placement and a list of plants to avoid.
Ray and Jan McNeilan
Here is an educational gardening book that the Pacific Northwest coastal region has needed for a long time. Thank you, Carla, for putting together the 'good plant' lists with a wealth of first-hand gardening knowledge that lets the reader know that here is someone who 'walks the walk' and 'talks the talk' in west coast gardening. Carla has a writing style that makes for easy reading making the book even more valuable because it welcomes you to snuggle up and read a chapter or two on one of those rainy coastal days. Filled with down-to-earth gardening suggestions, this gardening manual is rounded out by a very complete discussion of the gardening pests, including weeds, animals and plant diseases, common to our coastal region.
Marcia Grubb
The notion of micro-climate gardening is popping up increasingly. Coastal Gardening is Pacific Northwest Coast gardening for every gardener, offering innovative and practical garden solutions unique to Pacific Coast living as well as truly inspirational wisdom applicable to any gardeners' micro-climate. Thanks for a good read—-I'm already planning ahead to next year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589793170
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
806,101
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Carla Albright is an Oregon State Master Gardener as well as a Penn State Master Gardener who writes a gardening column for the Tillamook Headlight Herald. She teaches an OSU Master Gardener class and works as a professional gardener in several coastal gardens in Oregon. Albright's floral and landscape photos have been published in several Pennsylvania magazines.

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