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Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 226, No. 4, April

April: What to Do in Northern California
YARD FOOD [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] If you're not yet harvesting your own produce, make this the year to start. Leslie Bennett (pictured)--garden designer and co-owner of Star Apple Edible + Fine Gardening (starapple ediblegardens.com) in Oakland--tells...
Ask Garden Girl
Sunset's Johanna Silver unveils her secret superpower: answering your burning botanical questionsQ: A city patio is my only outdoor space. Can I grow veggies in pots?-AMY CANNON, SANTA CRUZ, CAA: Without a doubt! Larger plants, like tomatoes, squash,...
Ask Garden Girl: Sunset's Johanna Silver Unveils Her Secret Superpower: Answering Your Burning Botanical Questions
Q: A city patio is my only outdoor space. Can I grow veggies in pots? --AMY CANNON, SANTA CRUZ, CA [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A: Without a doubt! Larger plants, like tomatoes, squash, and peppers, need containers at least a foot deep. Oak half...
A World of Edibles
Try out these unusual, and lesser-known, vegetables. Some you can even growBURDOCK ROOTArctium speciesORIGIN Eurasia; commonly grown in JapanDEF The burdock root is hard and crunchy, with a sweet, earthy taste. Sold with the dirt still on it; should...
Color Revival
In Seattle, gloomy days and space constraints spark vibranti changes for a family who know" how to recycle with styleAT THE HEIGHT of Seattle's real estate market eight years ago, when Leah and Chad Steen bought their first home, the property was far...
Color Revival: In Seattle, Gloomy Days and Space Constraints Spark Vibrant Changes for a Family Who Know How to Recycle with Style
AT THE HEIGHT of Seattle's real estate market eight years ago, when Leah and Chad Steen bought their first home, the property was far from picture perfect. "There was no landscaping; the previous owners even Left us a note about the sad-looking Charlie...
Ground Breakers
7 knockout garden trends for 2011 BY KATHLEEN N. BRENZELThere is always a line of people at our farmstand wanting to buy the ' nopales. They can find them at the Mexican market-but the stuff we harvest is so much better quality, and so much cheaper.iThey'buy...
Ground Breakers 7 Knockout Garden Trends for 2011
1 WINNER Sustainability ECO CHIC Sustainability is fun in this Santa Barbara backyard, which has a hot tub and rock-lined firepit tucked behind the grassy "meadow," but uses 95 percent locally sourced or salvaged materials. The judges' take:...
Growing Fever
IF ANYONE HAD ASKED ME 10 years ago what to grow for a salad, I probably would have said romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. I would have bought these plants as seedlings at my local nursery, a place that wouldn't have many other edibles on the...
Half Moon Bay
Why go now: Purple ceanothus, bright red New Zealand Christmas tree--it's like the whole town goes high-def in the spring. Why plants love it: The fog. It keeps the coastal valley from getting too hot or cold. Why surfers love it: The waves. The best...
Herbal Teas to ... ... Grow
Plant now. Snip, steep, and enjoy this summerYou won't find most of these at the market, so pull out your trowel! All grow well in pots or the ground, and need well-draining soil, full sun, and regular water until established. (They're perennials except...
Herbal Teas to ... Plant Now. Snip, Steep and Enjoy This Summer
... grow You won't find most of these at the market, so pull out your trowel! All grow well in pots or the ground, and need well-draining soil, full sun, and regular water until established. (They're perennials except as noted.) Anise hyssop...
Hot Pots: Think of a Container as the Gorgeous Frame to Show off Your Plant-Here Are Our Picks from Western Designers
MOST INNOVATIVE This tiered Wedding Cake design from Potted is pure genius. Instead of sitting on an unsightly saucer, the two levels drain into a removable base so plants never rest in standing water. To get more bang for your buck, separate the...
Mountain Editor's Picks
Don't miss... the cheapest way to get out and explore the outdoors. During National Park Week (Apr 1624), all 394 of the country's natural playgrounds throw open their gates free of charge. nps.gov/npweekSALT LAKE CITYNursery to tablePlant geeks are...
Mountain Garden Weekend
Inside Spring in the Mile High City a Greens in SLC » A secret park near Colorado SpringsDay tripDenverWhy go now: Spring is so almost here, and we've mapped out a kickoff to bring it a little closer. A stroll through the spiffed-up botanic gardens,...
Our Favorite Heirloom to Plant Now
It's gorgeous, easy to grow, and even easier to eat. If you go with one crop this year, make it...The winnerLacinato kaleWHY WE love it Those crinkly bluegreen leaves looked so great in our test garden, we dreaded harvesting them. But this delicious,...
Our Favorite Heirloom to Plant Now: It's Gorgeous, Easy to Grow, and Even Easier to Eat. If You Go with One Crop This Year, Make It
The winner [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Lacinato kale WHY WE LOVE IT Those crinkly blue-green leaves looked so great in our test garden, we dreaded harvesting them. But this delicious, good-for-you kale is by far the sweetest we've grown. FAVORITE...
Q&A with L.A.'S King of Edibles, Jimmy Williams
How did you make your career change? A friend in Manhattan who knew I gardened asked me to create a rooftop plot for her. I found that designing edible gardens is similar to designing clothes: Picking the right button for a shirt is like placing the...
Rethink Your GREENS
Go beyond the usual, and cook with garden-fresh pea shoots, fava greens, and lettucefava greensHARVEST TIP If you can break the news springs with your fingertips, they're tender enough to eat. Otherwise, eat just the leaves.COOKING TIPS Serve the raw...
Rethink Your Greens: Go beyond the Usual, and Cook with Garden-Fresh Pea Shoots, Fava Greens, and Lettuce
Linguine with fava greens, shrimp, and green garlic SERVES 4 TO 6 | 1 1/4 HOURS Not to worry--this huge amount of greens really does cook down. If you have access to fava flowers, they're a pretty garnish. 5 qts. lightly packed fava greens*, rinsed...
Secret Deals
How to get A-list wines for bargain pricesARE YOU MORE confused than ever by the tsunami of new labels you see when wandering down wine aisles these days? Our advice: Don't throw in the towel and reach for a familiar bottle; take a chance on one of the...
Secret Deals: How to Get A-List Wines for Bargain Prices
ARE YOU MORE confused than ever by the tsunami of new labels you see when wandering down wine aisles these days? Our advice: Don't throw in the towel and reach for a familiar bottle; take a chance on one of the new ones, because more than a few taste...
Table for 2, Away from the Chicken Coop, Please
6 places to get the farmiest, freshest meals1. Stone Soup InnLake Cowichan, B.C.WHY IT'S FRESHChef Brock Windsor toils on the farm day and night with the help of his wife. "I wake up at 6 a.m.; feed scraps to my turkeys, ducks, chickens, and pigs; feed...
The Gift of Abundance
A great gardener taught author Antonya Nelson this lesson: Joy can grow in unlikely placesTHE PACKAGE ARRIVED addressed to my mother-inlaw. Like many of her mail-order purchases, the appeal of whatever was inside would no doubt elude the rest of our...
The Gift of Abundance: A Great Gardener Taught Author Antonya Nelson This Lesson: Joy Can Grow in Unlikely Places
THE PACKAGE ARRIVED addressed to my mother-in-law. Like many of her mail-order purchases, the appeal of whatever was inside would no doubt elude the rest of our family. Housebound, Annelle spent a lot of time at the kitchen table in her pajamas, perusing...
The Global Garden: With Many Immigrants Living-And Growing Food-In the West, Unexpected Vegetables Are Being Sold at Farmers' Markets. Good-Bye, Peas and Carrots. Hello, Chilacayote
Usually it takes an overseas flight to have a true culinary adventure. Not in the West. Our cultural diversity paired with a mild climate means a field trip of flavors is sometimes closer than you think. In the San Francisco Bay Area, for example,...
The Hidden Side of Cities
The next time you're looking for an arts escape, or a good burger, why not try a park? They're the new urban hangoutVANCOUVER, B. CArt in open spaces1 The surprise here is the life-size Digitai Orca sculpture breaching vertically from the Jack Poole...
The Hidden Side of Cities: The Next Time You're Looking for an Arts Escape, or a Good Burger, Why Not Try a Park? They're the New Urban Hangout
VANCOUVER, B.C. Art in open spaces 1 The life-size Digital Orca sculpture breaching vertically from the Jack Poole Plaza, a triangular slice on the waterfront, might cause a double take. No, the whale isn't fuzzy; it's pixelated into Lego-like...
The Hot 25: These New Plants Are Destined to Be Garden Celebrities
On our radar On our radar FLOWERS FULL SUN The botanical 'Incrediball' 'Gum Drop' Lady Gaga hydrangea White Echinacea Nothing Over-the-top. flower clusters modest about this theatrical, and so...
The King of Edibles: Insiders Know That Jimmy Williams Grows the Best Organic Seedlings in L.A. Now, the New York Fashion Designer Turned SoCal Edibles Grower Wants Everyone to Raise Their Own Food. and He's Coauthored a Book to Show You How
Q&A with L.A.'s king of edibles, Jimmy Williams How did you make your career change? A friend in Manhattan who knew I gardened asked me to create a rooftop plot for her. I found that designing edible gardens is similar to designing clothes:...
What's in Season? Rose Petals
make it tonightStrawberry-rose cupcakes1 cup butter, at room temperature1¼ cup? sugar3 large eggs1 tsp. vanilla extract¾ cup fantfe'ruiaif·.2½ «rups flour¾ tsp. baking powder¼ tsp. baking soda¼ tsp. salt 1/3 cup strawberry jam1½ to 2 tsp. iose water*Cream...
What to Do in the Rockies
AprilYARD FOODIf you're not yet harvesting your own produce, make this the year to start. Leslie Bennett (pictured) - garden designer and co-owner of Star Apple Edible + Fine Gardening (starapple edibiegardens.com) in Oakland - tells you how to get growing.Focus...
White-Linen Farm: Real Silverware and Cloth Napkins Are Showing Up on Farms as More Chefs Move to the Country to Grow What They Cook-As at B.C.'S Stone Soup Inn
fOR YEARS, CHEFS HAVE BEEN GETTING CLOSER TO their ingredients: shopping Saturday markets, having farmers visit their restaurants, and even planting their own kitchen gardens. But chef Brock Windsor planted both feet on the farm when he bought acreage...
White-Linen Farms
Real silverware and cloth napkins are showing up on farms as more chefs move to the country to grow what they cook-as at B.C.'s Stone Soup InnfOR YEARS, CHEFS HAVE BEEN GETTING CLOSER TO their ingrethents: shopping Saturday markets, having farmers visit...
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