THE PLANTS WE GROW IN THE WEST come from all parts of the world. Rhododen- drons from China. Grevilleas from Australia. Proteas from South Africa. Palms and plumerias from the tropics. Native plants from our deserts, mountains, and coast. Because of their varied backgrounds, they respond differently to our 32 climate zones. On the following pages are 9,000 plants that thrive somewhere in the West.