decorated boards, 724 pp., $136.00
paper, 168 pp., $16.95
This book features 50 easy-care plants, perennials, trees, and shrubs with exciting colors, textures, and scents. They are genuine showstoppers that do not need a great deal of pampering while maintaining multi-seasonal interest. Each plant featured in this work is described according to 12 low-maintenance criteria devised by the author, along with plant specifics and photographs.
cloth, 191 p., $29.95
cloth, 590 p., $69.95
decorated boards, 325 pp., $199.99
paper, 496 pp., $29.95
Under the leadership of an eminent herbarium curator, Oscar F. Clarke, fellow botanists and a team of naturalists gathered information on 900 of the 1,400 plant species that are found on the coastal plain of Southern California. This comprehensive work, the first of its kind for the region, is notable for the depth of its information, which includes not only native plants but also ornamental and utilitarian species found in the garden. Remarkable illustrations of the individual profiles highlight the features of each species.
Decorated boards, 370 p., $150.00
Decorated boards, 372 p., $199.99
cloth, 337 p., $23.00