Based only on average winter temperature lows, the usda map is most accurate in flat areas. Western washington sunset western garden collection. Oct 23, 2009 five small water plants for containers. These shrubs and perennials are lowfuss beauties that are big on color. The sunset western gardening book does have planting schedules for the specific zones. Sunset climate zones home climate zones a plants performance is governed by the total climate. Seattle is in sunset zone 5, described on the sunset web site as an englishgarden. Department of agriculture, which divides most of north america into zones based strictly on winter lows.
There are 24 sunset zones, divided by a number of factors to help gardeners identify the most appropriate plants for their needs. Southern california desert sunset western garden collection. Apr 10, 2020 a sunset zone is a climate zone for gardening determined by a system developed by sunset magazine in the mid20th century. All about growing zones hardiness zones heat zones. They include several important components of information, such as elevation, ocean influence, latitude, microclimates, mountains, valleys. The usda zones work well for the east, while the sunset zones work excellent for the west. The ultimate gardening guide sunset western garden book cloth by the editors of sunset feb 7, 2012. 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. Where hail is a problem, gardeners favor small leafed plants. This helpful reference book is geared toward growing trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and vegetables in this unique part of the country.
Although no plant reference book can list every plant at least none that i can afford, sunset manages to pack in as many as possible, so i rarely cant find at least general info on something. Rain comes in summer as well as in the cooler seasons. Exotic plants can enhance any garden space large or small. And sunset offers a climate zone map that can help you select appropriate plants. But the reason to buy this book is the 500pluspage plant encyclopedia. Fountains, waterfalls, fish ponds, by the editors of sunset books and sunset magazine, 1987 paperback. The complete guide to beautiful paths, patios, plantings, and more sunset western garden book paper by the editors of sunset feb 11, 2014. Its a bit pricey compared to most apps, but with 1 gb of content, the book is packed full of tried and true tips.
Sunset magazine logo we hope plant finder will become as indispensable as a good shovel and trowel. For more information, consult sunsets national garden bookand western. These zone descriptions will guide you in choosing the right plants for your garden sunset december 5, 2000 updated may 3, 2019. Landscaping with tropical plants, monica moran and sunset books, 2004. All about sunset climate zones 16 30 sunset august 19, 2004 a plant s performance is governed by the total climate. Additionally, eastern climate definitions arent useful for the lowelevation west because. Hardiness 9 inspiring garden ideas for all gardeners. So we here in hawaii are a small group with a myriad of unique plants unheard of in. Sunset western garden book according to gardening expert lane greer, the sunset western garden book should be on the bookshelf of every gardener in the western us. Sunset gardening zones maps have excellence on these things, which make them better than the one usa government has made. A map of all of the zones will come up and you can click on it to enlarge the regions if desired. The new sunset western garden book now available on ios. If you are planning to buy a shrub, perennial or tree, you need to make sure that this new plant will tolerate yearround conditions in your area. Sunset climate zones sunset western garden collection.
The climate zones are far more useful than those issued by the usda, the plant lists are helpful, and the plant descriptions and information about growing the plants are very good. Now is the time to plant onions if you are going to grow them from seed. This zonemapping system acknowledges the wests complex gardening regions and recognizes that in many cases neither minimum nor maximum temperatures determine a plants survival. The us department of agriculture divided out the map of the us in areas which range from planting zone 1a to planting zone b. The national garden book sunset publishing corporation, 1997. Arizona climate zones and their application to growing plants. Use this map to find your usda hardiness zone, a great guide to help you select plants that will thrive in your yard and planting zone. Sunsets climate zone maps take all these factors into account, unlike the familiar hardiness zone maps devised by the u. Gardening zones are used to help determine where plants can be successfully grown. New online tool allows gardeners to search the sunset western garden books top 2,500 plants, making it easy to find the best plants for your own backyard. The usda hardiness guide can provide you with the correct zone subset where you live.
Jan 17, 2012 the sunset western gardening book does have planting schedules for the specific zones. Planting zones or growing zones are illustrated on a map known as the usda plant hardiness zone map. So sunset s version of detailed plant zones are more specific and helpful. Usda zones are widely used and are found in all sorts of gardening. According to gardening expert lane greer, the sunset western garden book should be on the bookshelf of every gardener in the western us. Sunset climate zones map the total climate governing a plants performance length of growing season, timing and amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, humidity. Gardening zones and climate zones landscaping network.
The 2012 usda plant hardiness zone map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. Compared to neighboring zones in alaska and canada, however, it has less winter cold and a longer growing season. Sunset has simplified gardening in the west by defining 24 zones that take into account additional factors such as ocean currents, desert winds and topography, and the cdrom contains a section. Like zones 1 to 3, zone 11 has cold winters, and like zone, it has hot summers. The following article contains some helpful tips for gardening in cold climates and appropriate zone 4 garden plants. The old farmers almanac garden planner makes planning a garden easy. Aug 11, 2018 the new sunset western garden book by susan littlefield since the 1930s, growers of all kinds of plants in the many diverse climate regions of the western u. However, these aesthetics dont mean much if the weather conditions in your gardening zone will wilt, freeze, or. Sunset magazine has created a climatic zone for the western united states that is more useful than the usda plant hardiness zones. However, the usda zones are still of importance to western gardeners, since the usda zones are used in the rest of the country. Usda plant hardiness zone map the 2012 usda plant hardiness zone map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. It includes genus, common name, and sunset zones where each plant grows, along with a short description, very brief cultural and watering needs, and limited varietal recommendations.
The climate zones are far more useful than those issued by the usda, the plant lists are. Kathy brenzel, author of the sunset western garden book of easycare plantings, shares of her top easycare plants. In fact, the sunset zones and maps are what are listed for each plant in sunset s western garden book and western garden cdrom, which are considered the standard gardening references in the west. I know sunset zones are more helpful for gardeners in the west because they use many more factors i. There is a very small spot east of san juan that is classified as hardiness zone b, the highest category, with no temperatures below 65 f 18 c. The narrow strip along the ocean is zone 24 and the next zone inward is zone 23 which is where you reside. To find the planting zone for california that you live in, simply find the area on the map above that you live in and match the color of that area to the map. If you live in the eastern states the usda hardiness map will work. Valuable features include 28 plant lists for various conditions and uses. Zone 4 gardeners have a rather short growing season of about 1 days, so vegetable gardening in zone 4 can be challenging.
In using the web site, go to the plant finder site, and click on find my sunset climate zone. Californianevada for a more detailed map, go to the sunset plant finder and click on the find your zone link. Above is the map of the usda colorado hardiness zones. Planting choices must be acclimated to the tundra and harsh conditions. Gardening in solano county ucce master gardeners of solano. Perennial vegetables make the perfect complement to annuals in the garden, and this book will show you lots of ways to incorporate them into both your landscape and pantry. Sunset zones 1 through 24 are west of the 100th meridian, and zones 25 through 45 are east of it. Gardening in central oregons climate osu extension service. These conditions are very important to plant growing progress and can be found in sunset s the new western garden book. Until recently, sunset zones applied to the west only, but now there are sunset zones for all of the u. Click here for a list of cold hardy plants that can withstand temperatures of 50 degrees fahrenheit 45 c.
Sunset s climate zone maps take all these factors into account, unlike the familiar hardiness zone maps devised by the u. Nevada, wyoming, utah, colorado sunset western garden. Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space. University of california cooperative extension ventura sunset western garden book zone map. Zonebyzone gardening guide gardening mother earth living. In addition to the minimum temperature, the sunset climatic zones also take into account important factors such as the number of daylight hours, marine influences, elevation, and rainfall. Planting zones map find your usda gardening zone by zip code. The usda offers a handy planting zones by zip code search function. Sunset books is a book publishing company that operates as a part of southern progress corporations oxmoor house book publishing division.
Chilly even snowdusted weather rules from late nov. Hilltops and valley floors of interior southern california growing season. You can find this information in sunset s the new western garden book. By understanding your planting zone for colorado, you will be more successful in your efforts to create a wonderful garden. 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 20 and 16, respectively. Since the 1930s, growers of all kinds of plants in the many diverse climate regions of the western u. Sunset s climate zone information, although very informative, will not be designated on plant tags or in catalogs. The sunset books division was created in 1946 when sunset magazine created a separate book division to publish content from its magazines. Plants from the mediterranean and near eastern regions thrive here.
These things are very important to your growing progress. Coldest winters in the west and western prairie states growing season. Your geographic location will affect how successful your flowers or plants will grow in your gardening areas. Sunset has been the consistent goto book about gardening for decades, and ive always had at least one. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. April 1 to april 21 is the time frame given for zone 6, although there have been later frosts. Sunset western garden book zone map agriculture and natural. Some of the navigation is a bit of a task to figure out at first perhaps with the somewhat convoluted inkling publishing platforms ui to blame, but once you figure out the lay of the digital land, the new sunset western garden book is an evolutionary extension of the wealth of information for gardeners and home improvement types offered throughout the years by sunset. A guide to western climate zones for gardening sunset magazine.
Includes index the spirit of western gardening the wests 24 climate zones a guide to plant selection western plant encyclopedia practical. This climate zone shares similarities with its neighborsthe coldwinter zones 1, 2, and 3, and the subtropical low desert, zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden. Sunset gardening has developed a different system of climate zones that is more informative, taking into account microclimate factors such as frostfree days, humidity, prevailing winds, effects of ocean, elevation and regional weather patterns. The zones are only a guide and a good starting point, but you still need to determine for yourself what will and wont work in your garden. High desert areas of arizona, new mexico, west texas, oklahoma panhandle, and southwest kansas growing season.
Western gardeners know this book as their gardening bible. Zone 4 gardening plants suggested plants for cold climates. One of the surest ways to grow a successful vegetable garden is to emphasize crops and varieties that are proven performers in your climate. This is the low elevation desert of arizona and california. The usda created plant hardiness zones to act as a guide for gardeners and farmers. The evennumbered zone is the climate made up of coldair basins and hilltops, and the oddnumbered one comprises thermal belts. Usda colorado hardiness zone map for trees and plants. Its important to understand each piece because knowing your zone and planting at the proper time for your zone will not equate to success without these essential elements. The complete az guide to growing your own vegetables, herbs, and fruits. From the small start of seeds to the harvesting of the fruits of labor this book provides it all. A guide to western climate zones for gardening sunset. Creating an attractive garden means coordinating colors and selecting eyecatching varieties. See more ideas about garden, plants and arizona gardening. In zones 20 and 21, the same relative pattern prevails as in zones 18 and 19.
For more information, consult sunset s national garden book and western garden book. Zone 7 offers a long growing season that gives plenty of opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of. Starohou magic book landscape sunset polyester garden flag 12 x 18 inch outdoor flag home party. If you live in the western states your best bet is the sunset climate zones. Plant hardiness zones also known as planting zones or growing zones help gardeners understand which plants can survive their regions climate. See more ideas about gardening zones, planting vegetables and plants. The sunset zones, popularized and researched by sunset magazine, are derived from climate zones developed by the university of california cooperative extension. Brugmansia plant care hardiness subtropical garden design. Uk royal horticultural society and us sunset western garden book systems. Sunset climate zones were developed to deal with many dimensions of. They are great for bringing out the flavor of meats. Browse our selection of garden ideas for hardiness zone 9 and create the garden of your dreams. Planting zones are essential to your garden, but they arent the knowallendall. Zone 8 can provide you with an extended growing season that is longer than many other zones.
Great home and garden design ideas, from decorating and diy projects to landscaping and edible. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Heres how to tackle your growing todo list january 23, 2018. It grows and tastes just like regular kale, but has a more bushy habit in the garden.
Frost dates for zone 6 are typically last frost date. The usda plant hardiness map divides north america into 11 hardiness zones. Gardeners use various zoning systems to guide gardeners. Because it is such a large state, california climate zones cover a wide range of temperatures. Knowing your gardening zones for hardiness and heat can help you decide which plants to choose. There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone.
For the one published in 2001 with roses on the cover there are both cool season and warm season charts starting on page 715. In the contiguous states, zone 4 has more cold than neighboring zone 5,more snow, and a shorter growing season. Usda hardiness zones are used to identify a regions lowest temperature to assist gardeners to. Zone maps are not perfect and could be incorrect if you live in a microclimate within a zone. October 17 to 31 is the bench mark for the first frost of the fall, but this time frame has been later. The paperback of the national garden book by sunset books, inc. In order to get the best results, the plants selected for your landscaping should be suitable for your climate. Discovering what your planting zone for california is will help you to have a nicer garden. Garden basics your essential winter gardening todo list everything you need to know about maintaining your winter garden and paving the way for spring growth, tailored to every region in the west. Sunset areas pat welsh organic and southern california. Usda hardiness zones map, sunset climate zones and other zone.
Go to the sunset website, the book sunset national garden book, or sunset western garden book. These zone descriptions will guide you in choosing the right plants for your garden. Spring is here and the garden chores are piling up like last seasons leaves. Western garden book, this encyclopedic volume provides an atoz listing of some 6,000 plants keyed to the 45 climate zones of the continental us. See page 53 in sunset western garden book for a description of zone 23. Using welladapted varieties gives your garden a strong backbone, which frees you up to try some fun crops on the side a guaranteed formula for a. Growing zone finder find your grow zone climate burpee. Jun 23, 2010 we recently took a spin through sunsets new gardening handbook. Jul 18, 20 if you live in an area where winter cold is not your biggest gardening challenge or if you would just like more information, investigate the sunset zones. Gardening in zone 1 growing tips and plants for extreme. A hardiness zone is a geographic area defined to encompass a certain range of climatic.
The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10degree f zones. Climate zones a plants performance is governed by the total climate. If you have a small garden or simply a patio, balcony, or rooftop, explore the. Find out which planting zone youre located in so that you can grow your. A hardiness zone is a geographic area defined to encompass a certain range of climatic conditions relevant to plant growth and survival the original and most widelyused system, developed by the united states department of agriculture usda as a rough guide for landscaping and gardening, defines zones by annual extreme minimum temperature. My experience has been that the western book is commonly sold in bookstores and in some nurseries and of course both books are sold by online dealers. An example would be the climate zones which is different than a hardiness zone designated by the popular sunset western garden book. The ultimate gardening guide sunset western garden book paper the editors of sunset on.1646 170 156 1008 327 1488 953 311 999 103 1312 1176 4 507 311 16 1529 580 1372 674 240 680 1340 566 1319 821 974 320 994 694 1417 1353 695 577 342 840 480 743 449 954 1012