Western Garden Annual 1997 Edition Author:Sunset Editors This Western Garden Annual, the fourth edition, places between two covers the entire body of 1996 gardening and outdoor living material from Sunset Magazine. Its format, with minor variations, reflects that of its predecessors: twelve chapters each address a single month of the year and contain all of the garden-rel... more »ated material for that month from the various regional editions of the magazine.
Leading off each chapter are the Garden Guide's mini-articles: short pieces on diverse points of interest relevant to the month or to the gardening period just ahead. Garden Notebooks offer personal tips and anecdotes from the Sunset garden editors who cover the West; a question-and-answer feature in each notebook focuses on garden problem-solving. Checklists for each region then remind readers of garden activities that might--or should--be undertaken that month. Concluding each chapter's offerings are longer feature articles, colorfully illustrated to entice and inspire.
In all of these monthly features, plant performance and gardening activities are often keyed to numbered climate zones. These zones--24 in all, covering the entire West--are described and mapped in the sixth edition of the Sunset Western Garden Book, published in 1995.« less