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Native Treasures: Gardening with the Plants of California

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Publisher Comments:

Nevin Smith has spent his life growing plants and exploring the wild California landscape. A highly respected horticulturalist and practitioner who is also a gifted writer, Smith shares his years of experience growing native California plants in this lively, informative book. Rather than being a systematic “how-to” manual, Native Treasures combines Smiths personal thoughts, sometimes maverick opinions, and matchless expertise with practical advice on selected groups of native plants and their culture. The author explains how Californias diverse terrain, climate, and geology support a wealth of plant species—more than 6000—and offers suggestions for designing with most of the major natives in cultivation, as well as with some more obscure but garden-worthy groups. With an engaging narrative and a wealth of illustrations, this ode to beauty and diversity celebrates Californias rich store of native plants and encourages readers to visit them in their native haunts and invite them into their gardens.

* Describes the use of plants in varying landscapes and gardens

* State of the art propagation techniques

* Beautifully illustrated with color photos and line drawings

Synopsis:

A compilation, 20 years in the making, of the reflections and advice on growing California native plants, by one of the state's most respected horticulturalists.

About the Author

Nevin Smith is Director of Horticulture at Suncrest Nurseries Inc. in Watsonville, California and an occasional columnist for Fremontia, the journal of the California Native Plant Society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520244252
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Author:
Smith, M. Nevin
Author:
Smith, Nevin
Subject:
Native plants for cultivation
Subject:
Native plant gardening
Subject:
Regional - West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Native plant gardening -- California.
Subject:
Native plants for cultivation -- California.
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
Plants
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
125 color illustrations
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.75 in 1.15 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Economics » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Botany

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"Synopsis" by , A compilation, 20 years in the making, of the reflections and advice on growing California native plants, by one of the state's most respected horticulturalists.
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