Item description for 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 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Nov 7, 2005
Publisher Travelers' Tales/Solas House
ISBN 1932361308 ISBN13 9781932361308
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Basic Beginning Gardening Nov 25, 2007
This book would be good for beginning gardeners. These are short articles with very basic information much of it not just specific for Bay Area gardening.
San Francisco microclimates explored by masters Mar 12, 2006
Local master gardeners lend their insights on the peculiarities and special needs of California Bay Area gardens in BAY AREA GARDENING: 64 PRACTICAL ESSAYS BY MASTER GARDENERS. The San Francisco Bay Area's unique attributes, from mild climate and microclimates to changing soils, lends to a diverse gardening environment in turn: these essays are critical to understanding the Bay Area's special needs and should be on the reading lists and in the libraries of any local gardener.