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Gardening with a wild heart : restoring California's native landscapes at home

Author: Judith Larner Lowry
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays discuss wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed collecting, principles of natural design, and plant/animal interactions for California gardens.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Larner Lowry
ISBN: 0520215168 9780520215160 0520215176 9780520215177 9780520251748 0520251741
OCLC Number: 38753002
Description: xiv, 252 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I Beginnings --
1 Gardening at the Seam 3 --
Part II Tipping the Balance in a Native Direction --
2 Planning Back-Yard Restoration Gardens 23 --
3 Design Thoughts, Principles, and Guidelines 35 --
4 In the Changeful Garden 55 --
5 Examples of Back-Yard Restoration Gardens 65 --
Part III Doing the Real Work --
6 Along the Flower Trail 77 --
7 The Land Wore a Tufted Mantle: The Challenge of Our Native Bunchgrasses 104 --
8 To See All the Colors, to Hear All the Songs: Problems of Exotic Pest Plants 123 --
9 Wildland Seed Harvest 145 --
10 Seed Propagation and Planting Techniques 153 --
Part IV Resources for the Back-Yard Restoration Gardener --
11 Naturalists and Field Trips 171 --
12 Tools and Tricks of the Trade 192 --
Part V Restoration and Community --
13 In My Town 209.
Responsibility: Judith Larner Lowry.
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This work presents a mix of the practical and poetic, combining personal story, wildlife ecology, restoration gardening practices, and native plant horticulture. The collection of essays includes  Read more...

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