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Tough Plants for California Gardens
     

Tough Plants for California Gardens

by Felder Rushing
 

California has unique and varying growing conditions. This easy-to-use guide for California gardens gives you step-by-step instructions on selecting and growing for more than 150 low-maintenance plants and shrubs that thrive in diverse California, including annuals, perennials, vines, shrubs, and trees.

In addition, you'll find gardening basics for maximum result

Overview

California has unique and varying growing conditions. This easy-to-use guide for California gardens gives you step-by-step instructions on selecting and growing for more than 150 low-maintenance plants and shrubs that thrive in diverse California, including annuals, perennials, vines, shrubs, and trees.

In addition, you'll find gardening basics for maximum result, such as:

  • The benefits of one-time soil preparation
  • The secret of summer and winter mulching
  • The "less is more" fertilization technique that keeps your plants in perfect shape
  • The best methods for irrigation
  • Tips on keeping your plants pest free without over-using traditional pest controls

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591861898
Publisher:
Cool Springs Press
Publication date:
02/14/2006
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Felder Rushing is a hard-core, 10th generation Southern gardener residing in Jackson, Mississippi. His garden has been featured in Garden Design, Southern Living, Horticulture, House and Garden, and the New York Times. Rushing's books include Gardening Southern Style and Passalong Plants (named the best-written garden book nationally in 1994 by the Garden Writers Association), Tough Plants for Southern Gardens and Tough Plants for Nothern Gardens. The author has served as one of six members of Southern Living magazine's garden advisory committee and was recently named as a national director for the prestigious American Horticultural Society.

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