Trees and shrubs for dry California landscapes
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Trees and shrubs for dry California landscapes plants for water conservation : an introduction to more than 360 California native and introduced plants which survive with limited water by Bob Perry

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Published by Land Design Pub. in San Dimas, CA .
Written in English



  • California.


  • Ornamental trees -- California.,
  • Ornamental shrubs -- California.,
  • Drought-tolerant plants -- California.,
  • Xeriscaping -- California.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby Bob Perry.
LC ClassificationsSB435.52.C2 P47
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 184 p. :
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3792806M
ISBN 100960598804, 0960598812
LC Control Number81081013

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Start by marking “Trees and Shrubs for Dry California Landscapes: Plants for Water Conservation” as Want to Read: Trees and Shrubs for D 3/5(1). Trees and Shrubs for Dry California Landscapes by Robert C. Perry A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.   California's varied landscape is characterized by a spectacular abundance of plant life, including a magnificent variety of trees and shrubs. This is the first book to combine the trees and shrubs of California in one accessible field guide. Trees and Shrubs of California identifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrub species. There are also sections relating complementary plants to particular styles of gardens, or particular "main plantings". For example, if a palo verde tree is your main tree in the landscape, this book will give you a long and comprehensive list of other plants that are complementary to that tree. Along with many other trees, and/or styles of gardens.

Bought this Used, very handy reference book, I appreciate the photos, the common and scientific names (great if you have to x-reference on-line, when searching for nurseries that may carry the seeds or plants) also the symbols which make it easy to identify the CA overall information is great for beginners or weekend gardener types, especially about sun exposure needs, water needs /5(47). Bookstores carrying Plants and Landscapes. The bookstores listed below carry Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates. Call to confirm that the book is currently in stock. Visit the UC Botanical Garden at Centennial Drive in Berkeley to see the plants fully grown and thriving and to get ideas for your own landscape! Even if the tree is drought tolerant you probably don't want your garden full of dormant trees hunkered down waiting for a better season. There are a variety of California Native Trees that perform well in a residential landscape. Many of these trees are well adapted to a dry hot summer. Jul 4, - Foliage, shapes, and color are the foundational structure of a well planned garden. The plants on this board are great choices for establishing a foundation when planning a well designed garden. See more ideas about Plants, Shrubs and Garden pins.

Challenges Posed By California Native Oak Trees. California native oak trees are very sensitive to over-watering. They usually don't require irrigation—even during dry California months. In addition, native oaks should not be watered within their driplines, and sprinklers that throw water against the oak's trunks should be avoided. This book's strength is its pictures - realistic representations of dry California landscape plants. I would use it as a "brainstorm" book for getting ideas on which species to use in a particular landscape. The notations for each species are also helpful. Definitely one for the library/5. That book is “Landscape Plants for California Gardens” from Land Design Publishing. Author Bob Perry, right, has written and published three books on landscaping in California. Two of them, “Trees. Trees and Shrubs for Dry California Landscapes Written in , this was the first publication of its kind to focus on water conserving plants for California landscapes. Color photographs and More than California native and adapted plants are that could successfully grow throughout Mediterranean climate areas with reduce amounts of supplemental water are described and illustrated with color photographs.