The 20-Minute Gardener is the latest installment in the Sunset Western Garden Book series, hitting bookstands in February. Expect simple techniques, quick projects, and top plants for easy care that will have your garden looking awesome in no time.

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The New Sunset Western Garden Book is recognized as the proven, reliable, expert reference for growing plants and gardens in the West.  By extension, Western Garden Book: The 20-Minute Gardener, shows readers how to have a beautiful yet easy-to-maintain garden with minimal effort or time. This book is as easy to use as it is inspiring, whether you grow plants on a balcony, in patio containers, or in a small backyard.

  • Learn how to keep your garden looking beautiful in just 20 minutes a day, by breaking down chores into manageable chunks
  • Discover how the quickest fixes can turn a quiet garden into a magical outdoor room.
  • Freshen problem spots with our inspiring projects. Plus designs for pots, paths, and easy-care beds – many with step-by-step instructions.
  • Grow some of the West’s best 160 plants, profiled and pictured in an encyclopedia, with easy-to-follow planting guidelines.
  • Tend your garden following our simplest techniques for amending soil, making compost, planting, and watering.
  • Find your region in the 16-page Regional Gardening Calendars, then follow our tips for what to do in your garden each month.

Available wherever books are sold, or buy Western Garden Book: 20-Minute Gardener online now.