Pam Peirce pinpoints 50 often overlooked main plant species that effortlessly add dazzle to gardens throughout Northern California. These tough yet beautiful plants bloom yearlong and persevere in gardens despite neglect, drought, or frost. This book profiles these "regional survivors," spotlighting such plants as calla lilies, nasturtiums, cineraria, and more. A resource for all gardeners, it includes chapters on the history, climate, and care of plants, as well as weeds, annuals, perennials, bulbs, succulents/cactus, and shrubs. It also contains lists of other well-adapted plants beyond those in the 50 species profiled.
About the Author
Peirce is a professional botanist and is a teacher in the Department of Ornamental Horticulture at City College of San Francisco.
Goldberg is a San Francisco-based horticultural photographer.
Praise for Golden Gate Gardening "Pam Peirce has come by her knowledge of the soils and wather patterns of the Bay Area...Her writing is authoritative and her enthusiasm infectious.....Sasquatch Books is to be commended for this latest in its coninuin