Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region

Mendocino to Monterey

Author: Linda H. Beidleman,Eugene N. Kozloff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520231733

Category: Nature

Page: 504

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"Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region is a user-friendly guide with excellent photographs that fills an important need in the botanical community locally. A good guide for students and beginning nature lovers, though even sophisticated plant enthusiasts will consult it for its easy style and useful photos."--Frank Almeda, California Academy of Sciences

The Landscaping Ideas of Jays

A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden

Author: Judith Larner Lowry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520249569

Category: Gardening

Page: 280

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This volume "celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home". Organized by season, the author offers guidance on how to plan a garden with birds, plants, and insects in mind; how to shape it with trees and shrubs, paths and trails, ponds, and other features; and how to cultivate, maintain, and harvest seeds and food from a diverse array of native annuals and perennials. She demonstrates to gardeners in California how to boost native plant diversity while attracting wildlife and conserving water.

Gardening with a Wild Heart

Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home

Author: Judith Larner Lowry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520215177

Category: Gardening

Page: 252

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Essays discuss wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed collecting, principles of natural design, and plant/animal interactions for California gardens

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

Author: Nora Harlow

Publisher: Ebmud Water Conservation MS 48

ISBN: 9780975323106

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

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Gardening. Environmental Studies. Photographs by Saxon Holt. Illustrations by Richard Pembroke. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the challenges and opportunities of gardening in Mediterranean climates, with special reference to northern California's San Francisco Bay Region. The core of the book is a catalog of more than 650 plants suited to regions with mild, usually wet winters and dry, often hot summers. These plants thrive with moderate to no summer irrigation when established, require little or no maintenance, and are reasonably available from nurseries, botanic gardens, native plant sales, or specialty seed suppliers. Many of the 542 color photographs show plants in garden settings to suggest attractive and compatible plant combinations. Summary charts provide information on each plant, such as bloom time, needs for water and sun, and preferences for coastal or inland microclimates. Lists suggest plants for special situations, such as hot sites, dryish shade, small gardens, and clay soils. Chapters on landscape design and maintenance inspire readers to make gardens that use little water and no harmful chemicals, with a focus on building healthy soil. Practical steps to successful design are supplemented with ideas for designing with microclimate, attracting wildlife, and fire safety. Sidebars by local experts discuss weather, natural landscapes, design solutions, and gardening with recycled water. "A valuable resource for climate-compatible gardening in the San Franciso Bay Area that will also be of interest to gardeners in other parts of the world with a similar seasonal pattern of winter rain and dry summers. This book will occupy a prominent place in my library for many years to come."—Katherine Greenberg, president Mediterranean Garden Society "This book is beautifully designed with abundant photographs of plants, many in garden settings, and it is packed with the kind of information gardeners need for their own special situations. Simply stunning! Bravo!"—Phyllis M. Faber, editor University of California Press

Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region

Author: Glenn Keator

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520230057

Category: Nature

Page: 251

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This is an introduction to the native and naturalized trees of the Bay Area, which for this book extends roughly from Mendocino to Monterey and inland to Mt. Diablo.

Indian Baskets of Central California

Art, Culture, and History : Native American Basketry from San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay North to Mendocino and East to the Sierras

Author: Ralph C. Shanks,Lisa Woo Shanks

Publisher: Costano Books

ISBN: 9780930268183

Category: Art

Page: 176

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This book provides the most complete study of the exquisite Native American basketry from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay region north to Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino and eastward across the Sacramento Valley to the crest of the Sierras. Nearly 200 full color photographs and drawings illustrate the rare, fine California Indian baskets from great museums and private collections in the United States and Europe. The vast majority of these baskets are illustrated for the first time.

Aboriginal American Basketry

Studies in a Textile Art Without Machinery

Author: Otis Tufton Mason,Frederick Vernon Coville

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indian baskets

Page: 378

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The Garden

An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

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