California Native Plants for the Garden


California Native Plants for the Garden is a comprehensive resource that will appeal to every gardener who has an interest in California’s unique flora. Featuring more than 500 plants and illustrated with 450 color photos, this beautiful reference book describes the best California species for gardens and provides detailed advice on their cultivation–from landscape design and installation to watering, pruning, and pest control. Regardless of where you live or your level of horticultural expertise, California Native Plants for the Garden will help you discover the joys of growing California’s remarkable plants.

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Author: Carol Bornstein, David Fross and Bart O’Brien

Featuring more than 500 of the best California native plants and illustrated with 450 color photos for gardening. The authors have teamed up to share their deep knowledge and appreciation of gardening with California native plants. Includes chapters on landscape design, installation, and maintenance. Detailed lists of recommended native plants for a variety of situations, appendices with information on places to see native plants and where to buy them.

“Practical and inspirational. Lovingly detailed plant profiles . . . make you covet each species.”
– Sunset

“If you have ever wished for a single source of information dedicated to California native plants in the landscape, ask no longer. . . . Along with beautiful photographs of native plant gardens taken by professionals passionate about our state’s natural beauty, the well-organized design and expert content make this a must-have for anyone who gardens in California. ”
– Fremontia: A Journal of the California Native Plant Society

California Native Plants for the Garden… is a stunner and comes at just the right time to stoke the growing interest in these beautiful water-wise garden gems… [It is] a marvelous new resource.”
– San Jose Mercury News

California Native Plants for the Garden delivers… It provides advice to folks who have struggled with growing natives in their gardens. And it offers terrific landscape photos to convince skeptics that native plants are truly attractive.”
– Santa Maria Times

“Go out and buy California Native Plants for the Garden… [this] new book is a must-have.”
– San Francisco Chronicle

“Carol Bornstein, David Fross, and Bart O’Brien have combined their deep knowledge of and experience with California plants into a thorough and charismatic guide that speaks to both novice and expert gardeners throughout the state… This engaging and comprehensive guide will be a valuable addition to any gardener’s library.”
– Bay Nature

“Guaranteed to feed the passion of plant lovers everywhere… California Native Plants for the Garden offers a wealth of information laid out on lush stock and peppered with clear, colorful photographs. The text is concise, accessible, and authoritative, while providing solid guidelines and how-to tips.”
– Santa Barbara News-Press

“An authoritative reference on California gardening, with detailed advice on landscape design, installation, watering, pruning, and pest control. ”
– Los Angeles Times

“Well-written, beautiful, and extremely useful.”
– Let’s Talk Plants

“From the beautiful cover photo of blue-eyed grass through 280 pages of well-illustrated information on California’s incredibly diverse flora, this book has been worth the wait.”
– San Diego Union-Tribune

“It’s well-written enough to be a good read on its own, and its illustrations arouse garden dreaming. Dang, this is a handsome book.”
– Berkeley Daily Planet

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Weight 1 lbs