Redwoods and roses: the gardening heritage of California and the Old West

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Taylor Pub. Co., Sep 1, 1995 - Gardening - 204 pages
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Rediscover California's rich horticultural history and how its cultures have embraced and cherished plants for centuries -- from the redwoods that astonished early explorers to the roses that graced rustic cabin gardens or mission verandas. This book combines garden and natural history, California history, special plant profiles, design ideas to recreate a period look, gorgeous vintage and color photos, and much more. It explores the special relationship California's diverse peoples have shared with nature and the unique gardens and landscapes they have created over the years to nurture and enhance these bonds. You'll even discover how to recreate period looks in your own garden.

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Appearing weekly as the "gardening guru" on KMIR Ch. 6, NBC Palm Springs, Maureen Gilmer is one of California's leading horticultural experts. Over the past 25 years she has worked in all phases of horticulture from laborer to landscape architect. Her work has dominated garden book publishing with 15 titles, a nationally syndicated column "Yard Smart," and frequent appearances in major magazines. She is also an established host and authority on DIY Network, a Scripps Television Network. Her colorful, useful, and informative website is

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