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Designing California Native Gardens: The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens (Phyllis M. Faber Books)

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Publisher Comments:

Inspirational, practical, and easy to use, this book was created with the aim of conveying the awesome diversity and beauty of California's native plants and demonstrating how they can be brought into ecologically sound, attractive, workable, and artful gardens. Structured around major California plant communities—bluffs, redwoods, the Channel Islands, coastal scrub, grasslands, deserts, oak woodlands, mixed evergreen woodlands, riparian, chaparral, mountain meadows, and wetlands—the book's twelve chapters each include sample plans for a native garden design accompanied by original drawings, color photographs, a plant list, tips on successful gardening with individual species, and more. Both residential and professional gardeners will learn the benefits of going native with gardens that require less water and fewer fertilizers, attract wildlife, engage the senses, create a sense of place, and, at the same time, preserve our rich natural heritage.

Designing Native California Gardens includes:

* More than 600 selected native species recommended for the garden

* More than 300 photographs of native plants, natural plant communities, and residential native gardens

* Recommended places to visit for viewing each plant community

Synopsis:

"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

About the Author

Glenn Keator, a California plant specialist, is author of Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Area (UC Press), The Life of an Oak, Plants of the East Bay Parks, and Complete Garden Guide to the Native Perennials of California. Alrie Middlebrook is the founder and president of Middlebrook Gardens in San Jose, California, a design company that specializes in California native gardens. She is author of Eating California. They have been hiking California and teaching classes on California native plants for thirteen years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520239784
Subtitle:
The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Middlebrook, Alrie
Author:
Faber, Phyllis M.
Author:
Keator, Glenn
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native plants for cultivation
Subject:
Native plant gardening
Subject:
Regional - General
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Native plant gardening -- California.
Subject:
Native plants for cultivation -- California.
Subject:
Regional - West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Gardening : General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Phyllis M. Faber Books
Publication Date:
20070604
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
347 color illustrations, 17 line illustr
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 2.1 lb

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
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Designing California Native Gardens: The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens (Phyllis M. Faber Books)
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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
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