Title:Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates of the San Francisco Bay Region.
From the Publisher: This beautifully photographed 320-pagebook features more than 650 native Californian and Mediterranean plants suited to the climate and microclimates of the Bay Area. With full color images throughout, the book shows plants in garden settings that blend well with natural surroundings and reduce reliance on water.
Chapters include information on:
Climate and nature plant communities
Garden design and maintenance
Inspiration for creating lush landscapes while conserving water
Limiting green waste
Protecting creeks and providing habitat for wildlife
Charts and lists to assist in selecting plants for special situations
Gardens that will attract butterflies and birds
Information on each plant's watering requirements, sun needs, frost tolerance, and soil preferences
EMBUD worked closely with local gardeners, landscape designers,horticulturists and nursery owners to reflect their hands-on experience withgrowing these plants in nine counties in the greater Bay Area.