Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
Sunset Western Garden Book
This is the updated version of the book that taught me how to garden. Everything you need to know about gardening is contained within these pages. There is an extensive encyclopedia that lists plants by botanical and common name, each with requirements for water, light and soil type. There is a plant selection guide for special conditions, whether your garden is in a windy area or is overrun by hungry deer. The climate zone maps are detailed and give a description of the weather and climate conditions in each separate zone. There is a glossary of gardening terms that explains everything you ever needed to know about everything from annuals to weeds and wildlife. There is a pronunciation guide, a list of public and historic gardens, and finally, there is a resource guide to help you locate plants and equipment easily. This is the one book that you should keep in the gardening shed. Sunset Western Garden Book Sunset Publishing Corporation, ISBN 0-376-03875-6
American Fuchsia Society
The American Fuchsia Society has a wonderful web site that has all the information anybody could ever need to cultivate these beautiful shrubs. It also has links to other fuchsia societies around the world.