Northwest Gardener's Handbook (Paperback)

Your Complete Guide: Select, Plan, Plant, Maintain, Problem-Solve - Oregon, Washington, Northern California, British Columbia

By Pat Munts, Susan Mulvihill

Cool Springs Press, 9781591866060, 256pp.

Publication Date: December 16, 2014

List Price: 24.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


The complete guide to select, plan, plant, maintain, and problem-solve for gardeners living in the Northwest (including Oregon, Washington, northern California and British Columbia). The Northwest Gardener's Handbook is filled with all the need-to-know information to make your Northwestern garden a success. This book is the when-to, how-to, and what-to of gardening for the more experienced gardener. "When to" information assists gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to watering. "How to" gives you the best methods needed for your garden. "What-to" covers the climate and topography of the region and the best way to manage and choose annuals, perennials, bulbs, edibles, groundcover, roses, shrubs, trees, vines, native plants and many more types of plants and situations. A section devoted to water-wise gardening offers insight into a key component of every garden which is especially in this region. Save water, money and time with Pat's tips!

Gorgeous, full-color photographs provide at-a-glance information on the best plants to use in any situation. Create the best garden possible, using information designed for your specific needs. Whether you're designing a garden from scratch or maintaining one that you've had for years, this is the book for you!

About the Author

Pat Munts (Spokane, WA) is the small farm and acreage coordinator for WSU Spokane County Extension and the Spokane Conservation District, and advises small farm producers and landowners on how to manage their land, crops, animals and businesses. She also serves as a regional director for the Garden Writers Association. As a freelance garden writer, Pat has shared her gardening experiences and knowledge as a freelance columnist for the Pacific Northwest Inlander, The Spokesman-Review's "Voices" column, and as the eastern Washington editor of Master Gardener magazine. On the national level, Pat has written for GreenPrints and The American Gardener, and she is the author of Cool Springs Press' Northwest Gardener's Handbook (2014). Pat and her husband Steven still garden on their Spokane Valley property.

Sue Mulvihill (Spokane, WA) Susan Mulvihill is a garden columnist, Master Gardener and author of the blog, "Susan's in the Garden." In 1978, she and her husband, Bill, moved to Spokane, Washington, where they live on five acres. While there's plenty of room to grow a wide variety of edibles, perennials and other ornamentals, Susan's biggest challenge was learning what would grow in her new surroundings. Susan is known for her down-to-earth approach to teaching and writing that appeals to beginning and experienced gardeners alike. Her humor and enthusiasm for gardening have gained her a wide following over the years. Her blog can be found at

Praise For Northwest Gardener's Handbook: Your Complete Guide: Select, Plan, Plant, Maintain, Problem-Solve - Oregon, Washington, Northern California, British Columbia

"Ideal for new gardeners, or those new to gardening in our climate; the "Garden Know-How" section alone could launch someone on their way to a satisfying experience." - Seattle Times

"This 256-page trove is brimming with 384 gorgeous color photographs and information detailing the various regions in the Northwest. It contains the most clear description of the various microclimates I've ever read - temperature ranges, precipitation totals, variations in soil geology." -