Books of Interest


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  • Reimagining the California Lawn: Water-conserving Plants, Practices, and Designs by Carol Bornstein, David Fross, Bart O’Brien and John Evarts (2011)
  • Sunset books:
    • The New Western Garden Book (2012)
    • Western Garden Book of Edibles: The Complete A-Z Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits (2010)
    • Western Landscaping Book (2006)
    • Lots of “how to” books on masonry, patios, stone, etc
  • Landscape Plants for California Gardens by Robert Perry (2010)
  • Designing California Native Gardens: the Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens by Glenn Keator and Alrie Middlebrook (2007)
  • California Native Plants for the Garden by Carol Bornstein, David Fross, and Bart O’Brien (2005)
  • Designing with Succulents by Debra Lee Baldwin (2007)
  • Southern California Gardening: A Month-by-Month Guide by Pat Welsh (2000)
  • California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists by Gorden Frankie, Robbin Thorp, Rollin Coville, and Barbara Ertter (2014)