Synopses & Reviews
A tempting selection of palms, bamboos, shrubs, foliage plants, perennials, orchids, and ferns suitable for gardeners in USDA zones 9 and 10 — or adventurous souls in colder areas who want to garden on the edge — or for use in containers for overwintering indoors.
"Although written and photographed in New Zealand, this is an excellent guide for the southern California gardener in particular, and includes many plants that can be grown (with protection) anywhere from Vancouver to San Diego ... The text is complete, accurate, profound, and equally inspirational."
—Pacific Horticulture, Winter 2000 Pacific Horticulture
"With superb photographs by Gil Hanley, this is a book in which you can luxuriate, even if you can't grow the plants in your garden ... This is a book for plant lovers."
—John Van de Water, Newark Star-Ledger, February 1, 1997 Newark Star-Ledger
"The uniqueness of this book is the blending of great writing and photographs."
—Clear Englebert, West Hawaii Today, December 26, 2004 West Hawaii Today
About the Author
Jacqueline Walker is a lecturer in Communications Studies at the Auckland Institute of Technology.