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The California Native Landscape

Author: Greg Rubin
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604692324
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A landscaping guide for California homeowners shares counsel on how to meet water rationing needs and render a lawn beautiful with resilient, native plants, sharing strategies for garden design and plant combinations that are fire resistant and ecologically appropriate.

California Native Plants For The Garden

Author: Carol Bornstein
Publisher: Cachuma Pr
Size: 42.92 MB
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"California Native Plants for the Garden" is a comprehensive resource that features more than 500 of the best California native plants for gardening in the Mediterranean-climate areas of the world. Authored by three of the state's leading native-plant horticulturalists and illustrated with 450 color photos, this reference book also includes chapters on landscape design, installation, and maintenance. Detailed lists of recommended native plants for a variety of situations are also provided.

The Drought Defying California Garden

Author: Greg Rubin
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697091
Size: 14.49 MB
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In recent years California has been facing extreme drought, and in 2015 they passed state-wide water restrictions that affect home owners. Unfortunately the drought is only going to get worse, and gardeners who aren t willing to abandon their beloved pastime entirely are going to have to learn how to garden with the absolute minimum of water."The Drought-Defying California Garden" offers gardeners in the Golden State everything they need to get started on a new type of garden. They highlight the best 230 plants to grow, share advice on how to get them established, and offer tips on how to maintain them with the minimum amount of water. All of the plants are native to California making them uniquely adept at managing the harsh climate and include perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, and succulents."The Drought-Defying California Garden "is a must-have for every gardener in California looking for a new way plant in a changing climate."

The Southern California Native Flower Garden

Author: Susan Van Atta
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 9781423603283
Size: 47.92 MB
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Plants native to Southern California are uniquely beautiful and thrive on their own with minimal water, pruning or trimming, fertilizers, and soil amendments. This book proves that creating environmentally sensitive design does not mean putting in extraordinary effort or sacrificing beauty. Includes detailed descriptions and growing information for some of the region's most interesting, attractive plants and has easy-to-use tri-cut flip pages. Susan Van Atta has received numerous awards for her innovative environmentally sensitive designs, including the 2008 National FASLA Award of Honor in General Design and the 2007 Environmental Protection Agency Award for Sustainable Design. She lives in Santa Barbara. A comprehensive guide to 165 flowering plants native to Southern California

Designing California Native Gardens

Author: Glenn Keator
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520251106
Size: 49.41 MB
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"An excellent how-to book on California native plant landscaping . . . with plans, photographs, and plant lists which are sure to fire the imagination of any gardener."--Arvind Kumar, California Native Plant Society

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden

Author: Nancy Bauer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520267818
Size: 43.44 MB
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Explains how to transform backyard gardens into living ecosystems that are not only enjoyable retreats for humans, but also sanctuaries for wildlife.

California Native Gardening

Author: Helen Ann Popper
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520265343
Size: 79.61 MB
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"For anyone interested in gardening, this book is a delightful read. For anyone interested in gardening with California native plants, this book is a must-read. Helen Popper clearly lays out the tasks required to ensure maximum success with growing, propagating, and maintaining a garden in rhythm with the seasons. This book will definitely be included in my reference library." --Scott Soden, Artscapes Landscape Design "Helen Popper has created a lovely resource for both experienced and novice native plant gardeners. The gorgeous photographs will inspire readers to see the natural beauty of natives and challenge us to use them in many garden traditions, from a cottage garden to a Japanese garden." --Leslie Gray, Executive Director, Environmental Studies Institute, Santa Clara University

Home Landscaping

Author: Roger Holmes
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 9781580110464
Size: 16.76 MB
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- Approximately 400 full-color photos and illustrations - Designs covering 23 of the most common situations, such as front entries, foundation plantings, patios, and steep slopes. - Detailed descriptions of more than 200 plants that will grow well in your region, plus all you need to know to select, plant, and care for them. - Step-by-step instructions for building structures, such as paths, patios, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellises.

Reimagining The California Lawn

Author: Carol Bornstein
ISBN: 9780978997137
Size: 63.27 MB
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"Reimagining the California Lawn" features water-conserving plants from around the world and offers design ideas and practical solutions to help you create a vibrant garden that complements our mediterranean climate. From greenswards and meadows to succulentand kitchen gardens, this book presents alternatives to the traditional lawn that can reduce water use, beautify the landscape, and attract birds and butterflies. The authors of "Reimagining the California Lawn"—Carol Bornstein, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien—are visionary horticulturists who wrote the award-winning book "California Native Plants for the Garden." With this new publication, they share their passion for water-wise plants and landscapes to help Californians discover the many possibilities and pleasures that come with reimagining the lawn. If you are thinking about removing or reducing your lawn, this inspiring book is the perfect companion to help you begin the process. Its detailed text provides information about how to plan, install, and maintain an attractive landscape that can replace your lawn and describes hundreds of water-thrifty plants from California and other mediterranean climates of the world. "Reimagining the California Lawn" is illustrated with more than 300 color photographs and offers a variety of plant palettes to choose from as you begin the process of creating a more sustainable landscape.