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Bay Area Gardening

Author : Barbara J. Euser
ISBN : 1932361308
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 61.79 MB
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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.
Category: Gardening

Golden Gate Gardening 3rd Edition

Author : Pamela Peirce
ISBN : 9781570616891
Genre : Gardening
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The bible of vegetable gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area has been revised and updated! Packed with more than 400 pages of reliable information, Golden Gate Gardenin offers encyclopedic coverage of gardening principles and practices specific to the Bay Area and the Northern California coast. Author Pam Peirce explains strategies for growing common favorite vegetables and herbs, plus unusual ones that bring variety to the garden. She includes information on organizing a garden, dealing with pests, assessing a microclimate, cultivating fruit trees, gardening on a rooftop, harvesting the crop, and creating delicious gardener's dishes. This third edition also contains new or updated information on resources for specific seeds, tomato planting, organic gardening, and vegetables not included in previous editions, including amaranth, shell beans, Chinese broccoli, broccoli raab, Florence fennel, oca, okra, and quinoa. Charts, sidebars, maps, and online resources help make the vegetable gardening experience easier and more fun.
Category: Gardening

Private Gardens Of The Bay Area

Author : Susan Lowry
ISBN : 9781580934763
Genre : Gardens
File Size : 69.21 MB
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Seasoned garden writers Susan Lowry and Nancy Berner, along with leading landscape photographer Marion Brenner, tour more than thirty-five private gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area, illuminating the unrivalled beauty of Northern California-the breadth of the sky, the quality of the light, the sparkle of the Bay, the shapes of the hills-that has beckoned landscape designers and gardeners for generations. Organized geographically-starting with the San Francisco Peninsula, moving north into San Francisco itself, crossing the Bay into Berkeley and Oakland, and finishing in Napa, Sonoma, and Marin-Private Gardens of the Bay Areaencompasses an extraordinary range of micro-climates that foster the cultivation of an equally extraordinary range of plants. The kaleidoscope of vigorous plants from five continents bursting out of an Oakland front yard is one kind of garden, the clean-lined contemporary composition of drought-tolerant natives and gravel is another, and the garden tucked into the mountain landscape of oaks, manzanitas, and ceanothus is yet another. This fascinating tour includes gardens such as Green Gables, where the 1911 terraced design by Greene & Greene is meticulously preserved; Big Swing, with a world-renowned collection of salvias; a vertical garden on a vertiginous site in San Francisco by Surfacedesign; and a romantic landscape of lawns, perennial beds, and stately oaks owned by noted collectors and gallerists Gretchen and John Berggruen. Lowry and Berner describe the goals of each garden owner and the principles behind the designs.
Category: Gardens

Golden Gate Gardening

Author : Pam Peirce
ISBN : 157061136X
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 33.93 MB
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Golden Gate Gardening, the definitive primer on vegetable gardening in Northern California, is encyclopedic in its coverage of gardening principles and practices specific to the region. Full of information and camaraderie, this book explains how to grow common vegetables and herbs and add unusual ones that bring variety to the garden. Line art throughout.
Category: Gardening

Bay Area Green Pages

Author : Stephen C. Evans
ISBN : UOM:39015019477465
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
File Size : 59.95 MB
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Category: Conservation of natural resources

Organic Gardening

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Organic Gardening magazine inspires and empowers readers with trusted information about how to grow the freshest, most healthful food, create a beautiful, safe haven around their homes, use our natural resources wisely, and care for the environment in all aspects of their lives.

Paradise Transplanted

Author : Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
ISBN : 9780520277779
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 31.48 MB
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Gardens are immobile, literally rooted in the earth, but they are also shaped by migration and by the transnational movement of ideas, practices, plants, and seeds. In Paradise Transplanted, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo reveals how successive conquests and diverse migrations have made Southern California gardens, and in turn how gardens influence social inequality, work, leisure, status, and our experiences of nature and community. Drawing on historical archival research, ethnography, and over one hundred interviews with a wide range of people including suburban homeowners, paid Mexican immigrant gardeners, professionals at the most elite botanical garden in the West, and immigrant community gardeners in the poorest neighborhoods of inner-city Los Angeles, this book offers insights into the ways that diverse global migrations and garden landscapes shape our social world.
Category: Social Science

Jerry Graham S More Bay Area Backroads

Author : Jerry Graham
ISBN : 0060964529
Genre : San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
File Size : 69.27 MB
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A completely new volume of backroad sites and attractions, with hundreds of places never before listed.
Category: San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)

Northern California Gardening

Author : Katherine Grace Endicott
ISBN : 0811853128
Genre : Gardening
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Beloved perennial of the green-thumbed in the golden state, and now revised and sporting a gorgeous new cover, Northern California Gardening is a comprehensive, illustrated guide for both novice and expert gardeners. San Francisco Chronicle garden columnist Katherine Grace Endicott maps out the rewards of reaping what you sow from flowers and fruits to herbs and vegetables throughout Northern California. The unique month-by-month format helps readers find answers when they need them, while detailed information on native and nonnative species and basic planting and pruning techniques make carefree gardening easier than ever. Add to that a completely new and updated source list, and finding just the right plants and seeds is as simple as watching them grow.
Category: Gardening

The Garden Tourist 1999

Author : Lois G. Rosenfeld
ISBN : 0963908278
Genre : Garden tours
File Size : 50.62 MB
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The definitive guide to garden events in the United States and Canada, this volume now includes new coverage of more than 400 gardens, arboreta and other beautiful places to visit, plus editor's picks for ten great garden vacations in 1999. Arranged alphabetically by state or province and city, this guide contains descriptions, hours, fees, phone numbers, and email or web page addresses for easy reference in a handy paperback format. November '98 publication date.
Category: Garden tours

Plants And Landscapes For Summer Dry Climates Of The San Francisco Bay Region

Author : Nora Harlow
ISBN : 0975323105
Genre : Gardening
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Gardening. Environmental Studies. Photographs by Saxon Holt. Illustrations by Richard Pembroke. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the challenges and opportunities of gardening in Mediterranean climates, with special reference to northern California's San Francisco Bay Region. The core of the book is a catalog of more than 650 plants suited to regions with mild, usually wet winters and dry, often hot summers. These plants thrive with moderate to no summer irrigation when established, require little or no maintenance, and are reasonably available from nurseries, botanic gardens, native plant sales, or specialty seed suppliers. Many of the 542 color photographs show plants in garden settings to suggest attractive and compatible plant combinations. Summary charts provide information on each plant, such as bloom time, needs for water and sun, and preferences for coastal or inland microclimates. Lists suggest plants for special situations, such as hot sites, dryish shade, small gardens, and clay soils. Chapters on landscape design and maintenance inspire readers to make gardens that use little water and no harmful chemicals, with a focus on building healthy soil. Practical steps to successful design are supplemented with ideas for designing with microclimate, attracting wildlife, and fire safety. Sidebars by local experts discuss weather, natural landscapes, design solutions, and gardening with recycled water. "A valuable resource for climate-compatible gardening in the San Franciso Bay Area that will also be of interest to gardeners in other parts of the world with a similar seasonal pattern of winter rain and dry summers. This book will occupy a prominent place in my library for many years to come."—Katherine Greenberg, president Mediterranean Garden Society "This book is beautifully designed with abundant photographs of plants, many in garden settings, and it is packed with the kind of information gardeners need for their own special situations. Simply stunning! Bravo!"—Phyllis M. Faber, editor University of California Press
Category: Gardening

High Yield Gardening

Author : Marjorie Hunt
ISBN : CORNELL:31924003273608
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 72.29 MB
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Category: Gardening

San Francisco And The Bay Area

Author : Barry Parr
ISBN : 1878867164
Genre : San Francisco (Calif.)
File Size : 81.22 MB
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Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Covering everything there is to see and do as well as choice lodging and dining, these gorgeous full-color guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of the region they're visiting. Outstanding color photography, plus a wealth of archival imagesTopical essays and literary extractsDetailed color mapsGreat ideas for things to see and doCapsule reviews of hotels and restaurants
Category: San Francisco (Calif.)

Golden Gardens

Author :
ISBN : UCAL:B3275847
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 23.7 MB
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