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Complete Garden Guide To The Native Perennials Of California

"The only book on the market devoted exclusively to the subject of growing native California perennials,thgis is the consummate guide for the serious gardener. More than 500 species of native plants deemed suitable or worthy oftrial for the natural garden are discussed at length; from woodland ferns t alpine buckwheats, from desert penstemons to coastal bluff dudleyas,from meadow-loving shooting stars to sand dune-inhabiting suncups, this book covers the full spectrum..."--from the back cover

Paperback: 303 pages

Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition, First Printing edition (May 1, 1990)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0877016992

ISBN-13: 978-0877016991

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.

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