Pat Welsh's Southern California Gardening: A Month-by-Month Guide

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Chronicle Books, Dec 1, 1999 - Gardening - 384 pages
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First published in 1992, Pat Welsh's Southern California Gardening has sold well over 40,000 copies and received great critical acclaim. This 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.
 

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Pat Welshs book Southern California Gardening is absolutely wonderful! For years I have been in doubt of when to plant fertilize and prepare my garden. I just would go to the nursery and see what was ... Read full review

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I have never found so much helpful information in one spot! Thank you Pat for your clear and concise book. You have helped me so much! What was taking me hours to find on the internet and not find in other books you spelled out in your book! Again, THANK YOU! Sincerely, Amanda Espinoza

Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
10
January The BareRoot Month
41
February A Month for Waiting
65
March The First Spring Planting Month
89
April The H eightofBloom Month 1 17
143
June The Easygoing Month
165
July The First Real Summer Month
181
August The H eightofSummer Month
207
September The First Fall Planting Month
225
October The Years Best Planting Month
247
November The First Month of the Rainy Season
269
December The Holiday Month
289
Seed and Plant Sources
307
Bibliography
322
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Pat Welsh is a garden lecturer and writer. She was the first garden editor for San Diego Home/Garden and later spent five years as the Emmy Award- winning "Residential Gardener" on the San Diego NBC station. Her work has won several Quill and Trowel Awards from the Garden Writers of America. She lives in San Diego, California.

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