Paperback: 303 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition, First Printing edition (May 1, 1990)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,117,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #165 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Perennials #843 in Books > Arts & Photography > Architecture > Landscape
This book is essential to any California gardener who wants to learn how to introduce some of California's many beautiful native perennials into his or her garden. Mr. Keator, a guru of native gardening in California, offers practical advice on selection, propagation and culture of the most garden-worthy native perennials. The text is interesting (riveting for native enthusiasts) and well-written. Only the black-and-white line drawings and lack of photos leave the reader wanting more.
This is one of 2 books which have been written by this knowledgeable author, for native plants being used in the garden. The books are presented in a friendly reader fashion, imparting a lot of information for the general gardener with an interest in Native Plants, with a general presentation. This is a non-technical book, but very lovely with it's illustrations. There are also many suggestions regarding how to tie the plants together with other natives in the appropriate sites of a garden.
The author alone creates the reason for owning this book. He is so knowledgeable. Sharing his knowledge in this book raised my level of this subject geometrically.
Useful for native gardening.
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