The Drought Defying California Garden

The Drought Defying California Garden Author Greg Rubin
ISBN-10 9781604697094
Year 2016-04-06
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Timber Press

In recent years California has been facing extreme drought, and in 2015 they passed state-wide water restrictions that affect home owners. Unfortunately the drought is only going to get worse, and gardeners who aren t willing to abandon their beloved pastime entirely are going to have to learn how to garden with the absolute minimum of water."The Drought-Defying California Garden" offers gardeners in the Golden State everything they need to get started on a new type of garden. They highlight the best 230 plants to grow, share advice on how to get them established, and offer tips on how to maintain them with the minimum amount of water. All of the plants are native to California making them uniquely adept at managing the harsh climate and include perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, and succulents."The Drought-Defying California Garden "is a must-have for every gardener in California looking for a new way plant in a changing climate."

California native plants for the garden

California native plants for the garden Author Carol Bornstein
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121934140
Year 2005-12-01
Pages 271
Language en
Publisher Cachuma Pr

"California Native Plants for the Garden" is a comprehensive resource that features more than 500 of the best California native plants for gardening in the Mediterranean-climate areas of the world. Authored by three of the state's leading native-plant horticulturalists and illustrated with 450 color photos, this reference book also includes chapters on landscape design, installation, and maintenance. Detailed lists of recommended native plants for a variety of situations are also provided.

The California Native Landscape

The California Native Landscape Author Greg Rubin
ISBN-10 9781604692327
Year 2013
Pages 372
Language en
Publisher Timber Press

A landscaping guide for California homeowners shares counsel on how to meet water rationing needs and render a lawn beautiful with resilient, native plants, sharing strategies for garden design and plant combinations that are fire resistant and ecologically appropriate.

Designing California Native Gardens

Designing California Native Gardens Author Glenn Keator
ISBN-10 0520251105
Year 2007
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press

"An excellent how-to book on California native plant landscaping . . . with plans, photographs, and plant lists which are sure to fire the imagination of any gardener."--Arvind Kumar, California Native Plant Society

California Native Gardening

California Native Gardening Author Helen Popper
ISBN-10 9780520952232
Year 2012-03-26
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press

This is the first month-by-month guide to gardening with native plants in a state that follows a unique, nontraditional seasonal rhythm. Beginning in October, when much of California leaves the dry season behind and prepares for its own green "spring," Helen Popper provides detailed, calendar-based information for both beginning and experienced native gardeners. Each month’s chapter lists gardening tasks, including repeated tasks and those specific to each season. Popper offers planting and design ideas, and explains core gardening techniques such as pruning, mulching, and propagating. She tells how to use native plants in traditional garden styles, including Japanese, herb, and formal gardens, and recommends places for viewing natives. An essential year-round companion, this beautifully written and illustrated book nurtures the twin delights of seeing wild plants in the garden and garden plants in the wild.

The Bold Dry Garden

The Bold Dry Garden Author Johanna Silver
ISBN-10 9781604697728
Year 2016-10-05
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Timber Press

“For those of you—and your numbers are growing—gardening in drought-stricken parts of the country, The Bold Dry Garden will quench your thirst for inspiration.” —New York Times Book Review Ruth Bancroft is a dry gardening pioneer. Her lifelong love of plants led to the creation of one of the most acclaimed public gardens, The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California. The Bold Dry Garden offers unparalleled access to the garden and the extraordinary woman responsible for it. In its stunningly photographed pages, you’ll discover the history of the garden and the design principles and plant palette that make it unique. Packed with growing and maintenance tips, profiles of signature plants for a dry garden, and innovative design techniques, The Bold Dry Garden has everything you need to create a garden that is lush, waterwise, and welcoming.

Reimagining the California Lawn

Reimagining the California Lawn Author Carol Bornstein
ISBN-10 0978997131
Year 2011
Pages 154
Language en

"Reimagining the California Lawn" features water-conserving plants from around the world and offers design ideas and practical solutions to help you create a vibrant garden that complements our mediterranean climate. From greenswards and meadows to succulentand kitchen gardens, this book presents alternatives to the traditional lawn that can reduce water use, beautify the landscape, and attract birds and butterflies. The authors of "Reimagining the California Lawn"—Carol Bornstein, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien—are visionary horticulturists who wrote the award-winning book "California Native Plants for the Garden." With this new publication, they share their passion for water-wise plants and landscapes to help Californians discover the many possibilities and pleasures that come with reimagining the lawn. If you are thinking about removing or reducing your lawn, this inspiring book is the perfect companion to help you begin the process. Its detailed text provides information about how to plan, install, and maintain an attractive landscape that can replace your lawn and describes hundreds of water-thrifty plants from California and other mediterranean climates of the world. "Reimagining the California Lawn" is illustrated with more than 300 color photographs and offers a variety of plant palettes to choose from as you begin the process of creating a more sustainable landscape.

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden Author Nancy Bauer
ISBN-10 9780520953505
Year 2012-08-08
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press

This attractive, practical guide explains how to transform backyard gardens into living ecosystems that are not only enjoyable retreats for humans, but also thriving sanctuaries for wildlife. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, this book provides easy-to-follow recommendations for providing food, cover, and water for birds, bees, butterflies, and other small animals. Emphasizing individual creativity over conventional design, Bauer asks us to consider the intricate relationships between plants and wildlife and our changing role as steward, rather than manipulator, of these relationships. In an engaging narrative that endorses simple and inexpensive methods of wildlife habitat gardening, Nancy Bauer discusses practices such as recycling plant waste on site, using permeable pathways, growing regionally appropriate plants, and avoiding chemical fertilizers and insecticides. She suggests ways of attracting pollinators through planting choices and offers ideas for building water sources and shelters for wildlife. A plant resource guide, tips for propagating plants, seasonal plants for hummingbirds, and host plants for butterflies round out The California Wildlife Habitat Garden, making it an indispensable primer for those about to embark on creating their own biologically diverse, environmentally friendly garden.

Lawn Gone

Lawn Gone Author Pam Penick
ISBN-10 9781607743156
Year 2013-02-12
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press

A colorful guide covering the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, drought-tolerant, money-saving options that will appeal to today's busy, eco-conscious homeowner. Americans pour 300 million gallons of gas and 1 billion hours every year into mowing their lawns, not to mention 70 million pounds of pesticides and $40 billion for lawn upkeep. No Wonder the anti-lawn movement is thriving, as today's eco-conscious consumers realize that their traditional lawns are water-hogging, chemical-ridden, maintenance-intensive burdens. Lawn Gone!, from award-winning gardening blogger Pam Penick, is the first basic introduction to low-water, easy-care lawn alternatives for beginning gardeners, written in a friendly style with an approachable package. It covers all the available time-saving options: alternative grasses, ground cover plants, artificial turf, hardscaping, mulch, and more. In addition, it includes step-by-step lawn-removal methods, strategies for dealing with neighbors and homeowner associations, and how to minimize your lawn if you're not ready to go all the way.

The Design of Building Structures

The Design of Building Structures Author Wolfgang Schueller
ISBN-10 0133465608
Year 1996
Pages 868
Language en

Rather than relying on separate literature in the fields of structural engineering, architecture, construction and history, this text presents the field of structures holistically in terms of building and architecture. Buildings are studied from all points of view: geometrical, aesthetic, historical, functional, environmental and construction - providing the broadest treatment of structures available.* Descriptive, analytical, and graphical treatment of topics are presented with nearly equal emphasis. * Numerous case studies throughout exemplify structural concepts and develop a feeling for structure and form, instead of supporting specific architectural styles or structural acrobatics. * Teaching in the context of building structure and form (i.e., low-rise, high-rise, long-span, etc.) allows students to understand structures on real, not abstract, mathematical terms. * Structural systems (i.e., frames, arches, space frames, soft shells, etc.) and how they aid in making space and enhancing the formal presentation of a structure are discussed in detail. * Chapter 3 deals with approximate design methods for steel, wood, reinforced concrete, and prestressed concrete according to the

Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy Care Plantings

Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy Care Plantings Author The Editors of Sunset Magazine
ISBN-10 0376030127
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Oxmoor House

This book illustrates that intricate, fragrant, and well-designed gardens don't need to be time-consuming to tend. Gardeners of all levels will learn about the types of plants that make their gardens as easy to care for as they are easy on the eyes. The Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings is a book about smart plants, and smart ways to combine them, focusing on specific plant groups that are especially easy, that belong together, and that take the same conditions. Featuring chapters full of plant charts with photos, brief descriptions, and care advice, readers are sure to glean inspiration, design ideas, and enough tips and tricks to build their own garden that radiates both ease and beauty.

Palm Springs style Gardening

Palm Springs style Gardening Author Maureen Gilmer
ISBN-10 0932653898
Year 2008-12-01
Pages 150
Language en

Discusses the basics of desert gardening and the two main growing seasons in the Coachella Valley--fall and winter--and provides advice on cultivating palms, African succulents, cacti, wildflowers, native and tropical plants, and trees.

Gardening the Mediterranean way

Gardening the Mediterranean way Author Heidi Gildemeister
ISBN-10 IND:30000054676170
Year 2004-09
Pages 222
Language en
Publisher Harry N. Abrams

Coastal gardeners throughout the United States will benefit from the advice in this practical, inspirational, and illustrated book on Mediterranean gardening, which is beautiful year-round.

Xeriscape Color Guide

Xeriscape Color Guide Author David Winger
ISBN-10 WISC:89063198188
Year 1998-01-01
Pages 62
Language en
Publisher Fulcrum Pub

Designed to be used as a companion to Xeriscape Plant Guide, this book helps gardeners and landscapers design colorful, practical and water-wise environments.