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Designing California native gardens : the plant community approach to artful, ecological gardens /

by Keator, Glenn; Middlebrook, Alrie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007Description: x, 342 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780520239784 (cloth : alk paper); 0520239784 (cloth : alk paper); 9780520251106 (pbk. : alk. paper) :; 0520251105 (pbk. : alk. paper).Title notes: $29.95 prolam 1-2009 (db)Subject(s): Native plant gardening -- California | Native plants for cultivation -- CaliforniaOnline resources: Publisher description | Contributor biographical information
Contents:
California's native plant communities / Glenn Keator -- A garden-making ethic for California / Alrie Middlebrook -- Bluffs and cliffs: elements for a rock garden -- Redwood forest: gardening under cool giants -- Coastal sage scrub: Southern California's "soft" chaparral -- Channel Islands garden: a parade of unique plants -- Desert gardens: juxtaposing plants from an extreme habitat -- Montane meadows: gardening with mountain wildflowers -- Mixed-evergreen forest: summer shade between fog and sun -- Oak woodland: California's signature foothill landscape -- Grasslands: paradise for wildflowers -- Chaparral: drought-adapted shrubs for the garden -- Riparian woodland: a plant palette for heavy soils -- Wetlands: the beauty of water in the garden -- App.1. Sources of natives -- App.2. Books and resources for learning about natives -- App.3. A calendar for managing native gardens -- App.4. Glossary of terms.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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, and artful gardens. Structured around major California plant communities--bluffs, redwoods, the Channel Islands, coastal scrub, grasslands, deserts, oak woodlands, mixed evergreen woodlands, riparian, chaparral, mountain meadows, and wetlands--the book's twelve chapters each include sample plans for a native garden design accompanied by original drawings, color photographs, a plant list, tips on successful gardening with individual species, and more. Both residential and professional gardeners will learn the benefits of going native with gardens that require less water and fewer fertilizers, attract wildlife, engage the senses, create a sense of place, and, at the same time, preserve our rich natural heritage.<br> <br> Designing Native California Gardens includes:<br> <br> * More than 600 selected native species recommended for the garden<br> <br> * More than 300 photographs of native plants, natural plant communities, and residential native gardens<br> <br> * Recommended places to visit for viewing each plant community

$29.95 prolam 1-2009 (db)

"A Phllis M. Faber book."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

California's native plant communities / Glenn Keator -- A garden-making ethic for California / Alrie Middlebrook -- Bluffs and cliffs: elements for a rock garden -- Redwood forest: gardening under cool giants -- Coastal sage scrub: Southern California's "soft" chaparral -- Channel Islands garden: a parade of unique plants -- Desert gardens: juxtaposing plants from an extreme habitat -- Montane meadows: gardening with mountain wildflowers -- Mixed-evergreen forest: summer shade between fog and sun -- Oak woodland: California's signature foothill landscape -- Grasslands: paradise for wildflowers -- Chaparral: drought-adapted shrubs for the garden -- Riparian woodland: a plant palette for heavy soils -- Wetlands: the beauty of water in the garden -- App.1. Sources of natives -- App.2. Books and resources for learning about natives -- App.3. A calendar for managing native gardens -- App.4. Glossary of terms.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. ix)
  • California's Native Plant Communities (p. 1)
  • A Garden-Making Ethic for California (p. 23)
  • Chapter 1 Bluffs and Cliffs: Elements for a Rock Garden (p. 41)
  • Chapter 2 Redwood Forest: Gardening Under Cool Giants (p. 61)
  • Chapter 3 Coastal Sage Scrub: Southern California's "Soft" Chaparral (p. 83)
  • Chapter 4 Channel Islands Garden: A Parade of Unique Plants (p. 103)
  • Chapter 5 Desert Gardens: Juxtaposing Plants from an Extreme Habitat (p. 121)
  • Chapter 6 Montane Meadows: Gardening with Mountain Wildflowers (p. 149)
  • Chapter 7 Mixed-Evergreen Forest: Summer Shade Between Fog and Sun (p. 169)
  • Chapter 8 Oak Woodland: California's Signature Foothill Landscape (p. 195)
  • Chapter 9 Grasslands: Paradise for Wildflowers (p. 223)
  • Chapter 10 Chaparral: Drought-Adapted Shrubs for the Garden (p. 251)
  • Chapter 11 Riparian Woodland: A Plant Palette for Heavy Soils (p. 279)
  • Chapter 12 Wetlands: The Beauty of Water in the Garden (p. 303)
  • Appendices (p. 323)
  • Index (p. 334)

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