California Native plants for the Garden

California Native Plants for the Garden
by Carol Boornstein, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien
280 pages

This book is a landmark publication in native plant horticulture. It is the compliation of the lifetime experiences of 3 highly respected professionals in the field. Featuring 500 plants and illustrated with 450 color photographs, this is a comprehensive resource that will appeal to gardeners of all levels. Not only does it describe the best California species for gardens, but also provides detailed advice on their cultivation including watering, pruning, and pest control. Also included is landscape advice such as which cultivars are most readily available in nurseries, and which plants to group together for optimum aesthetics and care, all in concise and clear language. Invaluable!