Synopses & Reviews
Home Landscaping: California
is the fifth title in Creative Homeowner's amazingly successful Regional Home Landscaping series. In this book, readers will find ideas for making a California home landscape more attractive and functional. Created by landscape professionals in California, the book's 23 designs incorporate about 200 of the best plants for the specific region. Readers will find all they need to know about installing and caring for the plants, paths, fences, walls, and arbors that make up the designs. Like the other titles in the series, this book contains three parts: Design Portfolio, Guide to Installations, and Plant Portraits. Clearly written in a friendly style, it provides all readers need to know to landscape like a pro.
- 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.
About the Author
Roger Holmes is the founding editor of Fine Gardening
magazine. He co-edited the monumental Taylor's Master Guide to Gardening
and other highly regarded gardening books, and produced the landscaping series of which this book is part. He also co-wrote Creative Homeowner's Creating Good Gardens.
Lance Walheim lives in California and has authored or contributed to more than 30 gardening books, including Lawns for Dummies, Roses for Dummies, The Natural Rose Gardener, and Citrus. He has also been a staff editor at Sunset magazine.