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New to Reno - what are best books for gardening?

Posted by BluCasetta 7 (I think) (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 5, 13 at 15:07

Hello! I just moved to Reno in November and we moved to a yard that has pretty much nothing but grass, gravel and not so great soil. So, the upside is that the clear away won't take too long.

I'd love to know if there are any good gardening books for our region, or where I can find out more about what plants and trees work along with those that don't.

I love flowers and herbs (like rosemary, lavender, etc.) -- but I have no idea what works in this area. And while it states that we're zone 7 (Old Southwest/Cal Arts area), is that what I should go by...or should I go to 6?

Thank you in advance for any help/guidance you can give!

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RE: New to Reno - what are best books for gardening?

Go to the Lowe's and pick up a Sunset Western Gardening book and go to Lowe's garden furniture section and set down and study it for awhile. Or get a Sunset Western Gardening book from the library for awhile. I wouldn't rush out and spend that much as a lot of the book is not relative to Reno.

Have you checked water prices? I don't know about Reno but some surrounding suburbs water prices are prohibitive. We've replace lawns with xeroscaping in Carson City and Fernley.

RE: New to Reno - what are best books for gardening?

Go by zone 6 to be safe. Look at sunset as Albert stated. I would go on and get the 2003 edition used for about $10. 2003 was better than the new one. I live in elko, nv and we are zone 5

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