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California Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers (Garden Guides)by Bruce Asakawa
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Take the guesswork out of picking the best plants for your California garden.
Do you ever wish you had a neighbor who could teach you about the best plants for your backyard? Wouldn’t that be great? Well, guess what—you do! Authors Bruce and Sharon Asakawa are just like friendly next-door neighbors who share their years of experience in knowing which plants are the best for your California garden (northern or southern). Whether you’re a beginning gardener, new to the area, or an old hand who’s looking for some new ideas, this is the book for you.
California Getting Started Garden Guide features* Features 170 plant recommendations—chosen just for gardeners in California for their ease of growing and maintenance and for the beauty they offer
* Every plant type—from flowers and groundcovers to trees and shrubs, and everything in between, including water-wise selections
* Design tips to help you add color and beauty to your garden
* Advice on planting, growing, and care (including pest control)
* A large color photograph of each plant so you can take this book with you when you shop!
Full-color plant photos and complete growing instructions for the native plants of California.
Bruce Asakawa and Sharon Asakawa are the most highly respected expert garden writers in California. They appear twice weekly on Garden Compass, a radio program that is broadcast throughout California and is very popular with TV shows on gardening.
Have you ever wondered which plants and flowers to grow in California, and how to do it?
The California Getting Started Garden Guide features region-specific advice on planting, growing, and caring for more than 150 of California’s top ornamental and native plants. From flowers and grasses to trees and palms, this step-by-step guide includes useful information for the novice and experienced gardener alike, geared exclusively toward the particular climatic concerns of Californians. With gorgeous full-color photos of each plant, this book will increase the enjoyment and satisfaction of any gardener hoping to learn about—and master—the natural environment of California.
About the Author
Table of Contents
Welcome to Gardening in California
Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, and Tubers
Meet Bruce and Sharon Asakawa
What Our Readers Are Saying