Home Landscaping

Author: Roger Holmes
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 9781580110464
Format: PDF, Docs
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- 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.

The California Native Landscape

Author: Greg Rubin
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604692324
Format: PDF, ePub
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A landscaping guide for California homeowners shares counsel on how to meet water rationing needs and render a lawn beautiful with resilient, native plants, sharing strategies for garden design and plant combinations that are fire resistant and ecologically appropriate.

Plants and Landscapes for Summer dry Climates of the San Francisco Bay Region

Author: Nora Harlow
Publisher: Ebmud Water Conservation MS 48
ISBN: 9780975323106
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Gardening. Environmental Studies. Photographs by Saxon Holt. Illustrations by Richard Pembroke. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the challenges and opportunities of gardening in Mediterranean climates, with special reference to northern California's San Francisco Bay Region. The core of the book is a catalog of more than 650 plants suited to regions with mild, usually wet winters and dry, often hot summers. These plants thrive with moderate to no summer irrigation when established, require little or no maintenance, and are reasonably available from nurseries, botanic gardens, native plant sales, or specialty seed suppliers. Many of the 542 color photographs show plants in garden settings to suggest attractive and compatible plant combinations. Summary charts provide information on each plant, such as bloom time, needs for water and sun, and preferences for coastal or inland microclimates. Lists suggest plants for special situations, such as hot sites, dryish shade, small gardens, and clay soils. Chapters on landscape design and maintenance inspire readers to make gardens that use little water and no harmful chemicals, with a focus on building healthy soil. Practical steps to successful design are supplemented with ideas for designing with microclimate, attracting wildlife, and fire safety. Sidebars by local experts discuss weather, natural landscapes, design solutions, and gardening with recycled water. "A valuable resource for climate-compatible gardening in the San Franciso Bay Area that will also be of interest to gardeners in other parts of the world with a similar seasonal pattern of winter rain and dry summers. This book will occupy a prominent place in my library for many years to come."—Katherine Greenberg, president Mediterranean Garden Society "This book is beautifully designed with abundant photographs of plants, many in garden settings, and it is packed with the kind of information gardeners need for their own special situations. Simply stunning! Bravo!"—Phyllis M. Faber, editor University of California Press

Designing California Native Gardens

Author: Glenn Keator
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520251106
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

The Drought Defying California Garden

Author: Greg Rubin
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697091
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In recent years California has been facing extreme drought, and in 2015 they passed state-wide water restrictions that affect home owners. Unfortunately the drought is only going to get worse, and gardeners who aren t willing to abandon their beloved pastime entirely are going to have to learn how to garden with the absolute minimum of water."The Drought-Defying California Garden" offers gardeners in the Golden State everything they need to get started on a new type of garden. They highlight the best 230 plants to grow, share advice on how to get them established, and offer tips on how to maintain them with the minimum amount of water. All of the plants are native to California making them uniquely adept at managing the harsh climate and include perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, and succulents."The Drought-Defying California Garden "is a must-have for every gardener in California looking for a new way plant in a changing climate."

Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Carla Albright
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 158979317X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Coastal Gardening. It has challenges that no other type of gardening can boast: Salt, wind, and sand to name a few. This book combines necessary information about Pacific Northwest coastal gardening and suggested plants with examples of public gardens in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

Northern California Gardening

Author: Katherine Grace Endicott
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9780811853125
Format: PDF
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Beloved perennial of the green-thumbed in the golden state, and now revised and sporting a gorgeous new cover, Northern California Gardening is a comprehensive, illustrated guide for both novice and expert gardeners. San Francisco Chronicle garden columnist Katherine Grace Endicott maps out the rewards of reaping what you sow from flowers and fruits to herbs and vegetables throughout Northern California. The unique month-by-month format helps readers find answers when they need them, while detailed information on native and nonnative species and basic planting and pruning techniques make carefree gardening easier than ever. Add to that a completely new and updated source list, and finding just the right plants and seeds is as simple as watching them grow.

California Home Landscaping 3rd edition

Author: Roger Holmes
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 1580116906
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Make a Californian home landscape more attractive and functional with California Home Landscaping, third edition. Like the other titles in this series, this book contains three parts: Design Portfolio, Guide to Installations, and Plant Portraits. In the "Design Portfolio" section, readers will find 48 designs created by landscape professionals in California. "Guide to Installations" explains how to install the plants, paths, patios, and arbors used in the designs. More than 200 of the best plants for the region are fully described in "Plant Portraits." Clearly written in a friendly style and with 450 color photographs and paintings, California Home Landscaping, third edition, provides everything Californians need to know to landscape like a pro.

Pat Welsh s Southern California Gardening

Author: Pat Welsh
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452126984
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 1992, Pat Welsh's Southern California Gardening sold well over 40,000 copies and received great critical acclaim. The 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.