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California Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers

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Have you ever wondered which plants and flowers to grow in California, and how to do it?
 
The California Getting Started Garden Guide features region-specific advice on planting, growing, and caring for more than 150 of California’s top ornamental and native plants. From flowers and grasses to trees and palms, this step-by-step guide includes useful information for the novice and experienced gardener alike, geared exclusively toward the ...

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Overview

Have you ever wondered which plants and flowers to grow in California, and how to do it?
 
The California Getting Started Garden Guide features region-specific advice on planting, growing, and caring for more than 150 of California’s top ornamental and native plants. From flowers and grasses to trees and palms, this step-by-step guide includes useful information for the novice and experienced gardener alike, geared exclusively toward the particular climatic concerns of Californians. With gorgeous full-color photos of each plant, this book will increase the enjoyment and satisfaction of any gardener hoping to learn about—and master—the natural environment of California.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591865476
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 8/11/2013
  • Series: Garden Guides Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition, Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,389,643
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Asakawa has been active in the green industry, landscape design, and gardening communication for most of his life. He graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona, with a major in landscape architecture, then went on to develop and teach horticulture classes with the University of California Extension Program. During the early nineties, Bruce was asked to host the West Coast Garden Line, the popular live call-in garden radio show that aired throughout California. Several years ago, the program became Garden Compass with co-hosts Sharon Asakawa and John Bagnasco.

Sharon Asakawa and her husband Bruce are, without question, the most highly respected gardening experts in California. Sharon has been part of the nursery industry for decades. She began working in their family gardening center shortly after marrying Bruce in the early 1960s. Ultimately, she was in charge of the floral department where she gained hands-on practical experience. As their business grew, Sharon and Bruce began leading garden tours to great locales around the world, helping introduce the garden travelers to notable gardens and plants. In addition to this book for Cool Springs Press, Sharon is the author or co-author of Bruce and Sharon Asakawa's California Gardener's Guide, California Gardener's Handbook, California Gardening Rhythms, Jackson & Perkins Beautiful Roses Made Easy, and Jackson & Perkins Selecting, Growing, and Combining Outstanding Perennials.She is also co-host of the nationally syndicated GardenLife Radio Show, which reaches 1.1 million listeners every weekend.

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Table of Contents


Welcome to Gardening in California          
Annuals         
Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, and Tubers         
Citrus 
Groundcovers           
Lawns
Palms 
Perennials     
Roses 
Shrubs           
Trees 
Tropical Plants         
Vines  
Waterwise Plants     
Glossary         
Bibliography 
Photo Credits
Index 
Meet Bruce and Sharon Asakawa  
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