Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates of the San Francisco Bay Region. East Bay MUD, Nora Harlow.

Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates of the San Francisco Bay Region.

East Bay Muni Utility District, 08/01/2004. Item #25747
ISBN: 9780975323106

From the Publisher: This beautifully photographed 320-page
book 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 with
growing these plants in nine counties in the greater Bay Area.


320 pages, hardcover.

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Price: $49.95

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