California Gardener's Guide

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Cool Springs Press, Sep 3, 2001 - Cooking - 432 pages
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Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. This book contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices. It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for the best plants.

 

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Contents

Table of Contents Introduction
7
How To Use This Book
16
USDA ColdHardiness Zone Map
17
Annuals
18
Berries
40
Bulbs Corms Rhizomes Tubers
52
Citrus
74
Fruit Trees
98
Palms
184
Perennials
196
Roses
228
Shrubs
242
Trees
312
Vines
370
Appendix I
398
Appendix II
407

Ground Covers
120
Houseplants
140
Lawns
160
Nut Trees
172
Glossary
420
Sources
425
Index
426
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About the author (2001)

Bruce Asakawa has been active in the green industry, landscape design, and gardening communication for most of his life. He graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona, with a major in landscape architecture, then went on to develop and teach horticulture classes with the University of California Extension Program. During the early nineties, Bruce was asked to host the West Coast Garden Line, the popular live call-in garden radio show that aired throughout California. Several years ago, the program became Garden Compass with co-hosts Sharon Asakawa and John Bagnasco.

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