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Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots

Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots (Hardback, illustrated edition)

Edited by Harlow, Nora
Illustrated by Jakob, Kristin

A guide to growing native California monocots (lilies, iris, grasses, and succulents like agave and yucca).

ISBN 9780520238480
Barcode 9780520238480
Published 11 May 2004 by University of California Press
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
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Series Phyllis M. Faber Books
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ISBN-13 9780520238480
ISBN-10 0520238486
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Publication Date 11 May 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) Edited by Harlow, Nora
Illustrated by Jakob, Kristin
Series Phyllis M. Faber Books
Category Biology & Life Sciences
Number of Pages 287
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 925g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Lilies - California, Irises (Plants) - California, Grasses - California
NBS Text Gardening
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 635.93409794
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

California boasts one of the richest assemblages of native plant species in the world, and among the state's most beautiful flowering plants are its monocotyledons--a large and varied group including lilies, irises, grasses, orchids, agaves, and even palms. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses, created under the auspices of the California Native Plant Society, tells how to grow California monocots in the garden. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs and line drawings, the book contains valuable information on exactly which species are best adapted to garden conditions, how to grow them, and where to obtain them from nurseries and mail-order suppliers. Gardeners can be highly successful with many of California's most exquisite native monocots, and propagating these native plants helps ensure their long-term preservation. Each chapter includes introductory information for gardeners and tips on garden cultivation and propagation, while individual plant descriptions provide greater detail on each species, including its distribution and habitat in the wild, cultural preferences and tolerances in the garden, and features that distinguish the plant from similar species. With its valuable combination of horticultural and botanical information, this book is the perfect introduction to California's monocots. It will inspire gardeners as well as landscape designers, city planners, and others to consider these lovely native species when designing, planting, and approving plans for landscapes in California.

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Author's Bio

Nora Harlow was for the past ten years Supervisor of Water Conservation for the East Bay Municipal Utility District. She has been assistant editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine and is a practicing landscape architect. Kristin Jakob is an award-winning botanical illustrator whose drawings have been featured in books, journals, and exhibitions in the United States and abroad. She is also a nursery and garden consultant.

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