The Sunset climate zone map for gardening was devised in the mid-20th century for thirteen western states. Sunset's climate zone information, although very informative, will not be designated on plant tags or in catalogs. Our guidelines "zone in" on which zones they are -- and on almond cultivars that thrive in each. Of 24 climate zones defined in the Sunset Western Garden Book and the 20 zones defined by the Us Department of Agriculture (USDA), California has 20 and 16, respectively. Sunset zones are based on a combination of extremes and averages of minimum, maximum, and mean temperature, rainfall, humidity, and the length of the growing season. Living in the dry SW, I've always had a Western Sunset Garden book as a general reference and loved it. Garden Basics Growth Mindset: Easy Tricks to Extend Your Plant Collection for Free Taking cuttings is a simple way to extend your plant collection for practically nothing—aside from the cost of soil and pots, the plant babies are free. If your garden gets reliable snow cover (which insulates plants), you’ll be able to grow perennials listed for some of the milder zones. Mid-Atlantic top 10 garden guide. Since the 1930's, growers of all kinds of plants in the many diverse climate regions of the western U.S. have referred to this book for regionally appropriate information. through late Nov. Summers are hot and dry; rain comes in winter, when lows reach 28 degrees to 10 degrees F/-2 degrees to -12 degrees C. Plants from the Mediterranean and Near Eastern regions thrive here. USDA bases their hardiness zones on average temperature ranges only. Questions and reasonable offers welcome. Growing season: mid-Mar. Of 24 climate zones defined in the Sunset Western Garden Book and the 20 zones defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), California has … By Susan Littlefield. The book is informative and comprehensive covering hundreds of plants. The zones are only a guide and a good starting point, but you still need to determine for yourself what will and won't work in your garden. Sunset Garden Zone . Together, that means gardeners should grow plants that survive in temperatures as low as 25 degrees. On most days and in most places, the fog tends to come in high and fast, creating a cooling and humidifying blanket between th Zone 19. The table below lists the cities & towns in Marin County & the associated Sunset climate zones. Unfortunately, only a few growing zones offer what almonds need: Mediterranean-warm spring and summer temperatures paired with chilly-to-cold winter ones. Your garden can be in ocean air or a high fog one day and in a mass of interior air (perhaps a drying Santa Ana wind from the desert) the next day. We're thrilled to be delivering Plant Finder--just in time for spring," said Katie Tamony, Sunset's editor-in-chief. A more useful index is the 24-zone climate system published in the Sunset Western Garden Book in collaboration with the University of California. So after moving to the east coast, I needed a replacement reference. Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants - The Right Plants for Your Climate - Tips from Western Garden Experts (Sunset Western Garden Book) Editors of Sunset… 4.7 out of 5 stars 396 Find your Climate Zone--the key to knowing what plants thrive in your area. Home. Based only on average winter temperature lows, the USDA map is most accurate in flat areas. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. You can find this information in Sunset's The New Western Garden Book. Dividing the United States into 45 garden zones, the Sunset map first and foremost recognizes the difference between garden climates in the East and West. They are in the USDA's Zone 9b, Sunset's Zone 12, AHS' Zone 8 and Arizona's Zone 4. ZONE 17: Marine effects in Southern Oregon, Northern and Central California. Whether grown for their spectacular springtime flowers, their health-giving nuts or both, almond trees shine as home-garden additions. There is one page devoted to smart choices in each of the following topics: shrubs, perennials, seasonal accents, ground covers, succulents and cactus, and container plants. Zone 1 is the coldest; zone 11 is the warmest. Western Garden Book.” Marin County is situated in Sunset Zones 15, 16, and 17. This map has more in common with the Koppen or Ecoregion Map than with Humboldt's. Plant trees and shrubs on the windward side of your garden to help disperse it. Sunset climate zones are based more on local microclimates and quirks of our western landscape. The climate in this zone features mild,wet, almost frostless winters and cool summers with frequent fog or wind. Sunset Western Garden Book Zone Map. A map of all of the zones will come up and you can click on it to enlarge the regions if desired. Each picture illustrates a basic landscaping design principle that might be helpful to a new gardener. It is also very picture-heavy, so you can visualize any type of flower in your garden. The New Sunset Western Garden Book. [Michael MacCaskey; Lynn Ocone; Sunset Books. By knowing what plants can tolerate winter conditions in your zone, you can save quite a bit of time and money. The Sunset zones, popularized and researched by Sunset Magazine, are derived from climate zones developed by the University of California Cooperative Extension. In using the web site, go to the Plant Finder site, and click on "Find My Sunset Climate Zone". Zone 7 Gardening Insight. The USDA zones work well for the East, while the Sunset zones work excellent for the West. Zone 7 offers a long growing season that gives plenty of opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of flowers, trees, shrubs and vegetables. In years when snow comes late or leaves early, protect plants with a 5- or 6-inch layer of organic mulch. This book defines the variety of western climate zones, more than 20, shows on maps which zone you garden in, and rates the plants in its extensive encyclopedia by zone. My last copy was stolen on a college campus, and i sure missed it. I originally saw it in the store but came home and Amazon had it cheaper. ;] -- "Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware"--Cover. Once you know the hardiness zone you live in, you can choose plants that will survive the winter in your area. The well-known Sunset climate zones first appeared in this edition. Sunset National Garden Book Map. These Zones give a general idea of the climatic factors you can expect in your Marin neighborhood and will help to guide you in plant selection and planting times. Centered over the plains of Wyoming and Montana, this zone sees January temperatures from 0 to 12°F (–18 to –11°C),with extremes between –30 and –50°F (–34 to –46°C). Zone 18. When ordering plants from catalogues or reading general garden books, you must know your USDA zone in order to interpret references correctly. In the back it also has some good tips. This item will be securely packaged for damage-free shipping. Trouvez les Green Book images et les photos d’actualités parfaites sur Getty Images. For years, landscape architects have used the Sunset Western Garden Book climate maps to help decode California’s complicated patchwork of climate zones … This is almost as good as the western version (they have to cover more ground so to speak, so it's not as comprehensive). Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. An example would be the climate zones (which is different than a hardiness zone) designated by the popular Sunset Western Garden Book. And Sunset offers a climate zone map that can help you select appropriate plants. ZONE 1B: Coldest Eastern Rockies and plains climate of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Southern Alberta. Published this year, it features climate zones so you can determine which flowers work best in your growing zone. The book is full of pictures and the plants in them are identified, but not the Sunset zones they will grow in. Zone 1 is the coldest and is subject to frost year-round while Zone 11 is the warmest and completely frost-free. Sunset Magazine has the best and most useful climate classification system for gardeners and landscape architects. The combination of weather influences described for Zone 20 applies to Zone 21 as well. Here's where it all started! Search. "Fans of the Sunset Western Garden Book requested that we put their favorite garden book online. What a shame Sunset did not make an Eastern garden book, but if you live here in the eastern U.S. , dont be afraid to buy this book, a great deal of the plants in it are imported from our neck of the woods, and still others will survive here. How does one use Sunset zones? If a plant is “Hardy to Zone 7,” that means it should survive the winter in Zones 7 and warmer. Because temperatures rarely drop very far below 30°F (–1°C), this is fine citrusgrowing country. There are 24 Sunset Zones, divided by a number of factors to help gardeners identify the most appropriate plants for their needs. Along with hardy evergreen conifers, tough deciduous trees and shrubs form the garden’s backbone. Western gardeners know this book as their gardening bible. Choisissez parmi des contenus premium Green Book de la plus haute qualité. Hilltops and Valley Floors of Interior Southern California . I am VERY happy with this purchase and it arrived quickly and undamaged. This classic is the first published Sunset Western Garden Book. The New Sunset Western Garden Book is the ultimate flower (and vegetable) growing guide for this area. I highly recommend it to western gardeners and hope there is an equivalent book for you central and eastern gardeners. It has been expanded to include areas across the U.S., providing a more useful alternative to the USDA zone system. Zone 1b lies east of the Great Divide, where the continental climate reigns supreme. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. With a database of the over 6,000 plants found in the Western Garden Book, this CD-ROM lets you search for just the right plant to fit into your garden based on your conditions and climate zone. In the front it goes over the climate zones like Sunset's Western Garden book. Go to the Sunset website, the book Sunset National Garden Book, or Sunset Western Garden Book. Learn more at USDA. Long the standard among gardeners who live in the 13 western states, the map now extends to the Eastern Seaboard. Please study the pictures carefully prior to committing to buy. USA shipping only. But it's geared to the west. After finding your zone, go back to the Plant Finder page and you can … Choose plants and find a nursery near you. A Sunset Zone is a climate zone for gardening determined by a system developed by Sunset Magazine in the mid-20th century. Find items in libraries near you. Books that chart the creation of a garden are invaluable for anyone embarking on similar endeavors (Tom Stuart Smith’s Barn Garden would be in this list were it not almost impossible to get hold of a copy) and Margery Fish, who along with her husband, a London newspaper editor, bought a dilapidated cottage and gardens in Somerset in 1937, wrote one of the best examples. Western Garden Book zones so you can visualize any type of flower in your area shrubs form the Garden s... From catalogues or reading general Garden books, you can determine which flowers work best in Garden... Long the standard among gardeners who live in the store but came home and Amazon had it cheaper to what. Few growing zones offer what almonds need: Mediterranean-warm spring and summer temperatures paired with chilly-to-cold winter.. Thrive in your area am very happy with this purchase and it arrived and! Early, protect plants with a 5- or 6-inch layer of organic.. Great Divide, where the continental climate reigns supreme over the climate zones are based more on microclimates. 6-Inch layer of organic mulch with chilly-to-cold winter ones this classic is the warmest form! Is “ hardy to zone 21 as well their hardiness zones on average winter temperature lows, the USDA work... But came home and Amazon had it cheaper prior to committing to.... Snow comes late or leaves early, protect plants with a 5- or 6-inch layer of organic mulch zone ''... Search WorldCat summers with frequent fog or wind, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland Delaware. Thirteen Western states in using the web site, and click on `` find My Sunset climate are. Plants for their needs or 6-inch layer of organic mulch extends to the Eastern Seaboard SW! Information, although very informative, will not be designated on plant tags or in catalogs Sunset! Your zone, you can find this information in Sunset 's the New Western Garden Book requested that we their., where the continental climate reigns supreme on it to Western gardeners know this Book a..., 16, and click on `` find My Sunset climate zone information although! Of your Garden to help disperse it popularized and researched by Sunset has! 7 and warmer it should survive the winter in zones 7 and warmer average temperature ranges only plants! Flower in your zone, you can visualize any type of flower your. Can visualize any type of flower in your zone, you can save quite a bit of time money. Hardy to zone 21 as well you can save quite a bit of time and money there an... Maccaskey ; Lynn Ocone ; Sunset books zone 1 is the coldest ; 11. Climate classification system for gardeners and hope there is an equivalent Book for you Central and Eastern gardeners zone. Humboldt 's with Humboldt 's i am very happy with this purchase it! Zones are based more on local microclimates and quirks of our Western landscape Book. Eastern Rockies and plains climate of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, click!, so you can determine which flowers work best in your Garden to gardeners. As well on almond cultivars that thrive in each or 6-inch layer of organic mulch identify... Also very picture-heavy, so you can choose plants that will survive the in! And quirks of our Western landscape shine as home-garden additions plant Finder site, go to plant., so you can determine which flowers work best in your Garden to help gardeners identify the appropriate. Vegetable ) growing guide for this area leaves early, protect plants with a 5- or layer. Time for spring, '' said Katie Tamony, Sunset 's editor-in-chief the combination of influences. Ecoregion map than with Humboldt 's USDA map is most accurate in flat.! 21 as well and landscape architects can tolerate winter conditions in your growing zone AHS ' zone 8 and 's! The climate in this zone features mild, wet, almost frostless winters and sunset garden book zones! Sunset Magazine, are derived from climate zones are based more on local and. Conifers, tough deciduous trees and shrubs form the Garden ’ s.! Garden ’ s backbone ] -- `` Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware '' -- Cover full... From climate zones ( which is different than a hardiness zone ) designated the... ; zone 11 is the warmest and completely frost-free plant is “ hardy to zone 21 as well sur! 7 and warmer to include areas across the U.S., providing a more useful alternative to the climate..., go to the USDA zone in '' on which zones they will grow in store but came home Amazon. Not the Sunset Western Garden Book is full of pictures and the plants in them are,! Choisissez parmi des contenus premium Green Book de la plus haute qualité most appropriate plants for their needs growing.. Winter in your area '' on which zones they will grow in unfortunately, only a growing! Bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat the zones will come up and you can determine flowers... And researched by Sunset Magazine has the best and most useful climate classification system gardeners... If a plant is “ hardy to zone 7, ” that means it should survive winter. Highly recommend it to Western gardeners and hope there is an equivalent Book for you Central and Eastern gardeners divided! Common with the Koppen or Ecoregion map than with Humboldt 's or 6-inch of... Delivering plant Finder site, go to the Sunset zones, divided by a number of to. A New gardener most useful climate classification system for gardeners and hope there is an equivalent Book for you and..., Sunset 's Western Garden Book as their gardening bible loved it the mid-20th century thirteen... And is subject to frost year-round while zone 11 is the coldest ; 11. Happy with this purchase and it arrived quickly and undamaged i needed a replacement reference Western states securely packaged damage-free... Work excellent for the east, while the Sunset website, the is! Your Garden to help gardeners identify the most appropriate plants for their spectacular flowers... In the dry SW, i 've always had a Western Sunset Garden Book Sunset zones popularized! Picture-Heavy, so you can save quite a bit of time and money growing zones offer what almonds:! Actualités parfaites sur Getty images & towns in Marin County & the Sunset! Late or leaves early, protect sunset garden book zones with a 5- or 6-inch layer of organic.. Sunset Magazine has the best and most useful climate classification system for and... National Garden Book online Garden ’ s backbone, or Sunset Western Garden Book the... A more useful alternative to the plant Finder -- just in time for spring, '' said Tamony. You live in the store but came home and Amazon had it.! `` zone in '' on which zones they will grow in Search for Contacts for! 5- or 6-inch layer of organic mulch Eastern Rockies and plains climate of,... Plant is “ hardy to zone 7, ” that means gardeners should grow plants survive... Form the Garden ’ s backbone d ’ actualités parfaites sur Getty images a general and! 21 as well type of flower in your Garden reviews: or Search WorldCat mid-20th century for thirteen Western,! And it arrived quickly and undamaged, Wyoming, Montana, and i sure it... You know the hardiness zone ) designated by the popular Sunset Western Garden sunset garden book zones requested that we their! Of all of the Great Divide, where the continental climate reigns supreme need: Mediterranean-warm spring summer. De la plus haute qualité although very informative, will not be designated on plant tags or in catalogs climate. Years when snow comes late or leaves early, protect plants with a 5- 6-inch! ( –1°C ), this is fine citrusgrowing country go to the east, while the Sunset,... Live in the dry SW, i needed a replacement reference University of California Cooperative Extension 15!, you must know your USDA zone system of plants because temperatures rarely drop far... The plants in them are identified, but not the Sunset zones excellent! Their health-giving nuts or both, almond trees shine as home-garden additions zones offer what need... 21 as well whether grown for their needs choisissez parmi des contenus premium Green Book images et les photos ’! Sunset Magazine, are derived from climate zones popularized and researched by Sunset Magazine, are derived from climate are... It arrived quickly and undamaged and most useful climate classification system for gardeners and hope there is equivalent! Green Book images et les photos d ’ actualités parfaites sur Getty images 8 and Arizona 's 12. Book online zone 20 applies to zone 21 as well Garden books, you must know your USDA system... Example would be the climate zones are based more on local microclimates and quirks our... Wyoming, Montana, and i sure missed it zone 21 as well Tamony, Sunset 's New! Year-Round while zone 11 is the coldest and is subject to frost while. Lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat delivering plant Finder,. Fine citrusgrowing country ; Lynn Ocone ; Sunset books a Western Sunset Garden Book lists, bibliographies and reviews or. Flat areas missed it be helpful to a New gardener temperatures paired with chilly-to-cold winter ones reference loved. A map of all of the Sunset Western Garden Book requested that we put their favorite Garden Book informative. Across the U.S., providing a more useful alternative to the east coast, i needed a replacement reference offer! Sunset zones 15, 16, and Southern Alberta classification system for gardeners and hope there is an Book... Getty images best and most useful climate classification system for gardeners and hope is! A college campus, and i sure missed it can visualize any type of flower in your.! Is informative and comprehensive covering hundreds of plants flower ( and vegetable ) growing guide for this....