1. Endicott, Katherine Grace, Northern California Gardening: A Month-by-Month Guide, Chronicle, 1996 (0-8118-0926-9)
    A review
  2. Glimer, Maureen, The Complete Guide to Northern California Gardening, Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas, 1994, ISBN 0-87833-842-X
    I haven't read this book yet.
  3. Halpin, Anne, The Garden Year Planner, The Putnam Berkeley Group, Inc, New York, NY, 1993, ISBN 0-339-51864-9
    Excellent book. It gives advice based on your USDA zone.
  4. Halpin, Anne Moyer, The Year Round PLower Gardener, Summit Books, New York, NY, 1989, ISBN 0-671-67711-X
    This book is a must for flower gardeners.
  5. McHoy, Peter, Gardening Through the Year, Smithmark Publishers, Inc, New York, NY, 1995, ISBN 0-8317-3869-3
    This book does not distinguish between the different environmental zones. However, it is an extremely useful book. It has step by step, with figures, instructions for many, many gardening activities. It is an excellent book, and I would recommend it for its beautiful pictures alone.
  6. Segall, Barbara, The Herb Garden, Month-by-Month, David & Charles, Scotland, 1994, ISBN 0-7153-0060-1
    Great for the herb gardener. Beautiful and cute. Good instructions with illustrations.
  7. Sunset, Western Garden Book, Sunset Publishing Corporation, Menlo Park, CA
    An absolute must for gardeners in the Western USA.
  8. Sunset, the Magazine of Western Living, Norther California Edition, Sunset Publishing Corporation, Menlo Park, CA
    This magazine is great if you live in the western USA. If you don't, there should be something else available locally. And if you get a chance, it is well worth it to visit Sunset in Menlo Park. Their test gardens are open M-F.
  9. The absolute best references are those produced locally. They will be tailored to your local environment and climate. I suggest the newsletters from your locally owned nursery and garden clubs.
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