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Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots (Phyllis M. Faber Books)

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California boasts one of the richest assemblages of native plant species in the world, and among the state's most beautiful flowering plants are its monocotyledonsand#151;a large and varied group including lilies, irises, grasses, orchids, agaves, and even palms. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses, created under the auspices of the California Native Plant Society, tells how to grow California monocots in the garden. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs and line drawings, the book contains valuable information on exactly which species are best adapted to garden conditions, how to grow them, and where to obtain them from nurseries and mail-order suppliers. Gardeners can be highly successful with many of California's most exquisite native monocots, and propagating these native plants helps ensure their long-term preservation.

Each chapter includes introductory information for gardeners and tips on garden cultivation and propagation, while individual plant descriptions provide greater detail on each species, including its distribution and habitat in the wild, cultural preferences and tolerances in the garden, and features that distinguish the plant from similar species. With its valuable combination of horticultural and botanical information, this book is the perfect introduction to California's monocots. It will inspire gardeners as well as landscape designers, city planners, and others to consider these lovely native species when designing, planting, and approving plans for landscapes in California.

Synopsis:

"It would be hard to imagine a more knowledgeable group of writers, illustrators, and photographers than the dream team assembled to create this book. It is truly a celebration of the beauty of our native flora and encourages us to incorporate elements of it in our gardens to establish a firm sense of placeand#133;. I've waited twenty-five years for this book! It was worth the wait."and#151;Richard G. Turner, Jr., editor, Pacific Horticulture

"With clarity and a deep knowing that could only come from firsthand experiences, the authors share their horticultural wisdom and obvious affection for California's garden-worthy monocots. From Agave to Zigadenus, over 250 species of native grasses, irises, geophytes, and their botanical brethren are described in this long-awaited, beautifully illustrated book."and#151;Carol Bornstein, Director of Horticulture, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Synopsis:

A guide to growing native California monocots (lilies, iris, grasses, and succulents like agave and yucca).

About the Author

Nora Harlow was for the past ten years Supervisor of Water Conservation for the East Bay Municipal Utility District. She has been assistant editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine and is a practicing landscape architect. Kristin Jakob is an award-winning botanical illustrator whose drawings have been featured in books, journals, and exhibitions in the United States and abroad. She is also a nursery and garden consultant.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

I. INTRODUCTION

II. BULBS AND BULBLIKE PLANTS

III. GRASSES AND GRASSLIKE PLANTS

IV. SUCCULENT AND XEROPHYTIC PLANTS

V. PALMS

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

GLOSSARY

SITE PREFERENCES OF CALIFORNIA MONOCOTS

SELECTED READINGS

DISPLAY GARDENS

RESOURCES

NURSERIES AND SEED SUPPLIERS

PHOTOGRAPHERS

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520238480
Subtitle:
Gardening with California Monocots
Editor:
Harlow, Nora
Editor:
Harlow, Nora
Editor:
Jakob, Kristin
Author:
Jakob, Kristin
Author:
Harlow, Nora
Editor:
Jakob, Kristin
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Lilies
Subject:
Grasses
Subject:
Lilies - California
Subject:
Irises (Plants) - California
Subject:
Gardening-Flower Growing
Subject:
Botany
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Phyllis M. Faber Books
Publication Date:
20040517
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
58 color photographs, 74 line drawings,
Pages:
287
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 x 0.88 in 2.04 lb

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » Flower Growing
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Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots (Phyllis M. Faber Books)
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Product details 287 pages University of California Press - English 9780520238480 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
"It would be hard to imagine a more knowledgeable group of writers, illustrators, and photographers than the dream team assembled to create this book. It is truly a celebration of the beauty of our native flora and encourages us to incorporate elements of it in our gardens to establish a firm sense of placeand#133;. I've waited twenty-five years for this book! It was worth the wait."and#151;Richard G. Turner, Jr., editor, Pacific Horticulture

"With clarity and a deep knowing that could only come from firsthand experiences, the authors share their horticultural wisdom and obvious affection for California's garden-worthy monocots. From Agave to Zigadenus, over 250 species of native grasses, irises, geophytes, and their botanical brethren are described in this long-awaited, beautifully illustrated book."and#151;Carol Bornstein, Director of Horticulture, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

"Synopsis" by , A guide to growing native California monocots (lilies, iris, grasses, and succulents like agave and yucca).
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