Plants and landscapes for summer-dry climates of the San Francisco Bay region

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East Bay Municipal Utility District, Jun 30, 2004 - Gardening - 320 pages
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Gardening. Environmental Studies. This generously illustrated book features more than 650 native Californian and Mediterranean plants suited to the climate and microclimates of the Bay Area. More than 550 color photographs show plants in garden settings that blend well with natural surroundings and reduce reliance on water and other limited resources. "This book is a valuable resource for climate-compatible gardening in the Bay Area. It will occupy a prominent place in my library for many years to come" -- Katherine Greenberg, President, Mediterranean Garden Society. "A truly fine book. It's hard to imagine how anyone would want a stuffy old English garden after seeing the beautiful gardens featured here" -- Katherine Grace Endicott, columnist, San Francisco Chronicle, and author, Northern California Gardening.

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User Review  - nkmunn - LibraryThing

Niles District residents [author: Jill Singleton] and Kris Sandoe researched and authored many of the plant descriptions in this beautiful plant book produced to encourage water wise gardening by the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

Helpful overview of how to garden here in SF. The plant catalog is extensive and useful; I made notes on what might work for my particular microclimate. Neat note on how to check your soil drainage ... Read full review

Contents

ChapterOne GARDENING WHERE YOU ARE
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Chapter Two SOME NOTES ON DESIGN
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Clay Soils 276 Groundcovers 279 Trees for Small Spaces
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