Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1992, Pat Welsh's Southern California Gardening has sold well over 40,000 copies and received great critical acclaim. This completely revised and updated edition includes 40 new color photographs plus new information on perennials, ornamental grasses, geraniums, and more. Monthly chapters discuss relevant gardening topicsclimate, plant selection, soils, fertilizers, and wateringand are accompanied by handy checklists to help gardeners stay organized. An assortment of sidebars and rules of thumb will prove useful to gardeners in any region. Beautifully photographed and written in Pat Welsh's warm and practical style, this is an indispensable guide for every southern California gardener.
Here is the southern California gardener's calendar laid out with clarity and zest; no weasel words, no ifs and buts. The author has done it all and delivers straight from the shoulder...in a language so simple and direct it gallops along like a thriller. Pacific Horticulture
In this completely revised and updated classic, beloved garden expert Pat Welsh shares how to garden the organic way. This latest edition includes 40 new color photographs; a simple month-by-month format that shows gardeners exactly what to do throughout the year; terrific advice on gardening with drought-tolerant and fire-resistant plants; and plenty of fresh information on organic soils, fertilizers, and pest control. Useful for newbies and seasoned green thumbs alike, Pat Welsh's Southern California Organic Gardening is the indispensable guide for every Southern Californiagardener.
About the Author
Pat Welsh is a garden lecturer and writer. She was the first garden editor for San Diego Home/Garden and later spent five years as the Emmy Award- winning "Residential Gardener" on the San Diego NBC station. Her work has won several Quill and Trowel Awards from the Garden Writers of America. She lives in San Diego, California.