erik
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beginner book

the titles pretty self-explanatory :D im totally new at this and need to learn the basics. any good books for me out there ?

cynthia_h
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Let me again recommend the Sunset Western Garden Book. There's a good, large-ish section towards the back called "A Practical Guide to Gardening" aimed at new gardeners. Sunset can help *every* level of gardener, from brand-new to quite advanced, which is why it's stayed in print and been updated every four to five years ever since it first came out before the Flood. :wink:

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Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9

erik
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ok ill look into it thank you :D

MichaelsMommy
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I love The Vegetable Gardeners Bible by Edward C. Smith

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One of the gardeners here sent me a Sunset Book and I must say it tells you everything about Gardening.
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My wife is looking to put a rock garden on a hill in our backyard. We're in the northeast. Any good books that would have ideas for appropriate plants and designs? (I help with the research and heavy lifting only. She gets the fun jobs!)
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speedster7926
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also buy square foot gardening book by mel bartholomew the best book i have ever seen and has saved me so much money, time, aggravation, and space i love it
Thanks for all the help and advice Daniel G.

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Thanks for the tip! I'll look into it.
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