Bay Area Gardening: 64 Practical Essays by Master Gardeners

Bay Area Gardening: 64 Practical Essays by Master Gardeners

by Barbara J. Euser
     
 

San Francisco Bay Area gardeners know that the region has its own unique rewards and challenges. The mild weather is ideal for year-round gardening, but chilly fogs, frequent droughts, heavy clay soil, and a host of microclimates can vex even the greenest of thumbs. Written by local master gardeners, this collection of articles addresses the subject of Bay Area

Overview

San Francisco Bay Area gardeners know that the region has its own unique rewards and challenges. The mild weather is ideal for year-round gardening, but chilly fogs, frequent droughts, heavy clay soil, and a host of microclimates can vex even the greenest of thumbs. Written by local master gardeners, this collection of articles addresses the subject of Bay Area gardening in a no-nonsense manner that places an emphasis on environmentally friendly solutions. The book covers important issues ranging from garden design and landscaping to improving soil and managing garden pests with minimal toxic chemicals. Topics include fire safe landscaping; planting under oaks and redwoods; drought tolerant plants; gardening for butterflies and songbirds; as well as individual garden species, including ferns, heucheras, fuchsias, and California native bulbs.

Editorial Reviews

The San Francisco Bay Area offers the promise of year-round gardening, but also the challenge of the region's unique conditions. San Francisco's chilly fogs, frequent droughts, heavy clay soil, and host of microclimates test the mettle of even the most experienced gardeners. This collection of essays by master Bay Area gardeners covers every area of plant maintenance: from garden design and landscaping to improving soil and managing local garden pests with minimal toxic chemicals. Other topics include drought tolerant plants; planting under oaks and redwoods; fire-safe landscaping; gardening for indigenous butterflies and songbirds; and notes about individual native garden species, including ferns, heucheras, fuchsias, and California native bulbs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932361308
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/09/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.79(d)

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