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Native Plants Of Southern Nevada

Author : David Rhode
ISBN : 0874807220
Genre : Nature
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A field guide to plants from the southern Great Basin/northern Mojave desert region that Paiute and Shoshone peoples sustained on through their shared way of life and harvesting.
Category: Nature

Month By Month Gardening In The Deserts Of Nevada

Author : Mary Irish
ISBN : 1591863848
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 70.93 MB
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The Month-By-Month series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you'll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most. When is the best time to plant trees and shrubs? Should I fertilize my lawn now? Is it time to prune my roses? What should I be doing in my garden this month? You'll find the answers to these questions and much more inside. This easy-to-use book highlights each of the ten major plant categories using a monthly format. It guides you through each month of the year, telling you exactly what your garden needs. It is like having an expert in the garden with you all year long. Valuable hints are located throughout the book, and beautiful photographs will inspire you. Written just for gardeners where you live, you can be confident that the information is right for you-and your garden will show it.
Category: Gardening

Introduction To The Geology Of Southern California And Its Native Plants

Author : Clarence A. Hall Jr.
ISBN : 9780520933262
Genre : Science
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With its active fault systems, complex landforms, and myriad natural habitats, southern California boasts a rich and dynamic geologic environment. This abundantly illustrated volume at last provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible resource for students and general readers interested in southern California's geology and native plants. Covering an extensive area, north from San Diego to Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada and east to the Mojave and Colorado deserts, its unique, comprehensive approach brings together for the first time the basic principles of geology, the story of plate tectonics, in-depth discussion of the geology of many specific locales within the region, and information on identifying southern California's native plants.
Category: Science

Mojave Desert Wildflowers

Author : Pam Mackay
ISBN : 9780762793884
Genre : Nature
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The Mojave Desert eco-region extends from eastern California to northwestern Arizona, southern Nevada, and southwestern Utah, and boasts plant communities as diverse as alkali sinks, dune systems, Joshua tree woodland, pinyon juniper woodland, mixed mojave scrub, and even riparian woodland. This fully updated and revised edition will be appreciated not only by amateur wildflower enthusiasts, but experts will also find the detailed photographs and charts useful in distinguishing among similar species in difficult groups. Species are arranged by color and plant family for easy identification. This guide features 300 of the common species, full-color photographs (many brand new to this edition), detailed descriptions, information on bloom season, and interesting facts about each plant.
Category: Nature

All About Dry Climate Gardening

Author : Ortho
ISBN : 0897214994
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 36.55 MB
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• Gardening techniques for landscapes and gardens that receive less than 20 inches of annual rainfall. • Inspiring garden scenes in 17 states--from cold and warm deserts, dry grasslands, and Mediterranean climates. • Detailed descriptions and a color photo gallery of 85 trees, shrubs, and perennials appropriate for dry climates. • Special chapter highlights efficient irrigation systems.
Category: Gardening

Native Plants For Southwestern Landscapes

Author : Judy Mielke
ISBN : 9780292751477
Genre : Nature
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Offers the most comprehensive guide to landscaping with native plants available.
Category: Nature

Great Basin

Author : Laird R. Blackwell
ISBN : 0762738057
Genre : Nature
File Size : 38.40 MB
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With 350 stunning color images and descriptive text, Laird Blackwell reveals the diversity and beauty of the Great Basin through its wildflowers. This book is a handy introduction to the region''s plants for beginners and a fascinating study of the ecosystem that will appeal to experts.
Category: Nature

Woody Plants Of Utah

Author : Renée Van Buren
ISBN : 9781457184383
Genre : Nature
File Size : 34.23 MB
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A comprehensive guide that includes a vast range of species and plant communities and employs thorough, original keys. Based primarily on vegetative characteristics, the keys don't require that flowers or other reproductive features be present, like many plant guides. And this guide's attention to woody plants as a whole allows one to identify a much greater variety of plants. That especially suits an arid region such as Utah with less diverse native trees. Woody plants are those that have stems that persist above ground even through seasons that don't favor growth, due to low precipitation or temperatures. Woody Plants of Utah employs dichotomous identification keys that are comparable to a game of twenty questions. They work through a process of elimination by choosing sequential alternatives. Detailed, illustrated plant descriptions complement the keys and provide additional botanical and environmental information in relation to a useful introductory categorization of Utah plant communities. Supplementary tools include photos, distribution maps, and an illustrated glossary.
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The Drought Defying California Garden

Author : Greg Rubin
ISBN : 9781604697094
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 35.70 MB
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In recent years California has been facing extreme drought, and in 2015 they passed state-wide water restrictions that affect home owners. Unfortunately the drought is only going to get worse, and gardeners who aren t willing to abandon their beloved pastime entirely are going to have to learn how to garden with the absolute minimum of water."The Drought-Defying California Garden" offers gardeners in the Golden State everything they need to get started on a new type of garden. They highlight the best 230 plants to grow, share advice on how to get them established, and offer tips on how to maintain them with the minimum amount of water. All of the plants are native to California making them uniquely adept at managing the harsh climate and include perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, and succulents."The Drought-Defying California Garden "is a must-have for every gardener in California looking for a new way plant in a changing climate."
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