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California Home Landscaping Other / Books

California home landscaping

Make a California home landscape more attractive and functional with California Home Landscaping. 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 …

Designing California Native Gardens Other / Books

Designing California Native Gardens: The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens

The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens | 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, …

Subtropical and Dry Climate Plants Other / Books

Subtropical and Dry Climate Plants: The Definitive Practical Guide

The Definitive Practical Guide | Climate change, the need to conserve water, the desire for more exotic and dramatic plants-all of these are prompting gardeners to seek out interesting new plants that thrive in subtropical or dry climates and microclimates. This book offers expert guidance and sensible …

Pests of the Native California Conifers Other / Books

Pests of the Native California Conifers

This guide synthesizes the most current information available on the pests and environmental conditions that can damage California s conifers, the vast majority of native trees in the state. Authoritative and easy-to-use, it is an essential reference for biologists, arborists, ecologists, foresters and …

Plants of Western Oregon, Washington & British Columbia Other / Books

Plants of Western Oregon, Washington & British Columbia

A great resource for botanists, native plant enthusiasts, ecologists, conservationists, and amateur naturalists who desire a comprehensive, up-to-date, and well-illustrated book for the identification of plants of the Pacific Northwest. This is the definitive guide to the rich and varied plant life of …

Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest Other / Books

Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: From Northern California to British Columbia

From Northern California to British Columbia | Although the climate of the Pacific Northwest can best be described as temperate, providing for a lengthy growing season, gardeners face the challenge of working in an environment that is dominated by salt, wind, and sand. Carla Albright discusses how to …

The Composed Garden Other / Books

The Composed Garden: Harland Hand's Western Garden as Art

THE COMPOSED GARDEN is the culminating work of one of California s most brilliant garden designers, Harland Hand. Lushly illustrated with photographs of Hand s gardens, this meticulously written guide describes his distinctive design principles, as well as practical strategies for using plants, hardscaping, …

Gardens in France Other / Books

Gardens in France

France s most beautiful public and private gardens open their gates to us in every season of the year: from the classical French palace gardens at Vaux-le-Vicomte down to humble domestic gardens in Normandy, from stylized Zen gardens in Provence to cactus displays on the Cote d Azur. …

Designer Plant Combinations Other / Books

Designer Plant Combinations: 105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer

105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer | For every gardener who has hesitated over plant pairings or wondered if an array of favorite plants will work well together in the garden, Designer Plant Combinations inspires and delights with professionally designed combinations using just two to six …

Landscaping With Fruit Other / Books

Landscaping With Fruit: Strawberry ground covers, blueberry hedges, grape arbors ...

Strawberry ground covers, blueberry hedges, grape arbors, and 39 other luscious fruits to make your yard an edible paradise Fruit trees, shrubs, and vines are true two-for-one plants. Many varieties are strikingly beautiful — well suited to doing double duty as delicious sources of sweet, organic fruit …

The Landscaping Ideas of Jays Other / Books

The Landscaping Ideas of Jays: A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden

A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden | Elegantly organized by season, this lyrical yet practical guide to backyard restoration gardening celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home. Judith Larner Lowry, winner of the prestigious John Burroughs …

Hot Plants for Cool Climates Other / Books

Hot Plants for Cool Climates: Gardening with Tropical Plants in Temperate Zones

Gardening with Tropical Plants in Temperate Zones | The most exciting new trend in garden design is the lush look of the tropics -- no matter where you live! If, like so many gardeners, you re a little bored with pastel flowers and rigid borders, welcome to the jungly garden, where the plants have huge …

Perennial Combinations Other / Books

Perennial Combinations

Perennial combinations are the building blocks of beautiful, successful gardens. Choosing perennials that look great and grow well together is a skill that can take years to develop, but with this book, you re guaranteed to make perfect plant choices right from the start. In Perennial Combinations, expert …

The Aromatherapy Garden Other / Books

The Aromatherapy Garden

The Aromatherapy Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants for Happiness and Well-Being “Kathi guides you to all the joys of an aromatic garden with wonderful tips, fascinating facts, and sumptuous photos.” —Mandy Aftel, acclaimed natural perfumer and author of Essence and Alchemy and Fragrant …

ABCs Of Bulb Gardening Plants / Bulbs

Flowering plants that overwinter and multiply by means on fleshy stems of leaves are called bulbs. The bulbs we grow in our gardens today are native to temperate zones all over the world, the woodlands, meadows and mountains of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North America. The Dutch have been extremely …