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

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Taylor Trade Publications, Feb 28, 2007 - Gardening - 256 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The Basics
1
Dune Gardening
67
Coastal Mountain Gardening
89
Coastal Cottage Gardens
109
Vegetables
127
Potential Problems
143
Plants to Avoid in Coastal Gardens
187
Traveling
191
Afterword
199
Bibliography
201
Index
205
About the Author
217
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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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