California Gardener's Handbook: Your Complete Guide: Select, Plan, Plant, Maintain, Problem-Solve (Paperback)

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With over 100 years of combined gardening experience, renowned California horticulturalists Bruce and Sharon Asakawa bring you the perfect when-to, how-to, and what-to plant guide for gardening in the Golden State. Perhaps you've always entertained the idea of cultivating a garden in your California landscape, but have never quite known where to begin. Perhaps you've stood helplessly by as your once-beautiful calico flowers withered beneath the persistent western sun. Don't despair Fortunately, there's a specialized gardening guide to the rescue, tailored exclusively to the needs of California residents. In California Gardener's Handbook, beloved California gardening duo Bruce and Sharon Asakawa walk you through 350 plant species destined to flourish amid the varied climates and environmental challenges of California. With the help of gorgeous photography and foolproof instructions, they'll teach you how to plant, prune, water, control pests, and care for your personal outdoor oasis. Fifteen plant categories give you hundreds of choices, letting you find the flora that best fit your microclimate. Even better, the Asakawas provide twelve full months of when-to advice for each plant category, allowing you to successfully enjoy this peaceful pastime all year round. Whether you're craving the sweetness of the dragon fruit or longing for the cheery visual splendor of the blue marguerite daisy, California Gardener's Handbook will equip you to confidently awaken your inner gardening enthusiast.

About the Author

Bruce Asakawa has been active in the green industry, landscape design, and gardening communication for most of his life. He graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona, with a major in landscape architecture, then went on to develop and teach horticulture classes with the University of California Extension Program. During the early nineties, Bruce was asked to host the West Coast Garden Line, the popular live call-in garden radio show that aired throughout California. Several years ago, the program became Garden Compass with co-hosts Sharon Asakawa and John Bagnasco.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781591865674
ISBN-10: 1591865670
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication Date: August 12th, 2013
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Gardener's Handbook