Growing California Native Plants, 2nd Edition
By Katherine Greenberg (Author), Marjorie G. Schmidt (Author), Beth Merrick (Illustrator)
The second edition of Growing California Native Plants is the ideal hands-on native plant guide for both experienced and novice gardeners. In addition to the voluminous knowledge contributed by Marjorie G. Schmidt, Katherine L. Greenberg has taken note of the vibrant state of today’s horticultural scene, adding plants and ideas that were little known when the book first appeared.
Lavishly illustrated with 200 color photographs, drawings, maps, and charts, this concise and easy-to-use reference covers trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, bulbs, grasses, and vines, and includes a plant selection guide for quick reference.
The authors, whose combined experience spans six decades, take California’s summer-dry climate and restricted water supplies into account and provide helpful notes on companion plants and gardening with wildlife. Practical and informative, Growing California Native Plants is a valuable reference for gardeners everywhere in California and an enjoyable book simply to explore.
Marjorie G. Schmidt was a gardener and a writer for Fremontia, the journal of the California Native Plant Society. Katherine L. Greenberg, a gardener and designer with a special interest in California native plants, has served as the Board Chair of the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, president of the Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden, the Mediterranean Garden Society, and Pacific Horticulture Society.
Second Edition 2012: 296 pages, 217 color illustrations, 27 line illustrations, 2 maps, 12 tables.