Tree & Shrub Gardening for Northern California

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With this beautiful book at your fingertips, you can select, plant and care for the trees and shrubs that suit the conditions present in your garden:
• Detailed listings for 78 different species of trees and shrubs, along with information on 399 recommended varieties and ...
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Overview

With this beautiful book at your fingertips, you can select, plant and care for the trees and shrubs that suit the conditions present in your garden:
• Detailed listings for 78 different species of trees and shrubs, along with information on 399 recommended varieties and cultivars best suited for Northern California gardens
• Size, shape and growing zone
• Seasonal color
• Notes on the best features of each species or variety
• What tree or shrub to select for a specific location
• How to plant, prune and propagate
• Soil, moisture and sunlight requirements
• Year-round maintenance
• Tips for solving pest and disease problems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551052755
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing International Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/10/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 961,786
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
The Trees & Shrubs at a Glance 5
Introduction 13
Hardiness Zones Map 17
Woody Plants in the Garden 18
Getting Started 26
Light 27
Soil 28
Exposure 30
Purchasing Woody Plants 32
Planting Trees & Shrubs 35
When to Plant 35
Preparing the Hole 37
Planting Balled-and-Burlapped Stock 39
Planting Container Stock 40
Planting Bare-root Stock 40
Backfill 40
Staking 42
Treewells 44
Transplanting 44
Caring for Woody Plants 45
Weeding 45
Mulching 46
Watering 47
Fertilizing 48
Pruning 50
When to Prune 51
When Not to Prune 52
The Kindest Cut 53
Coniferous Trees & Shrubs 58
Tree Topping 59
Specialty Pruning 60
Pests & Diseases 61
Glossary of Pests & Diseases 65
About This Guide 74
The Trees & Shrubs 75
Quick Reference Chart 342
Glossary 348
Further Reading 350
Index 351
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