Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region

Author: Linda H. Beidleman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520278593
Format: PDF, ePub
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""Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region is a user-friendly guide with excellent photographs that fills an important need in the botanical community locally. A good guide for students and beginning nature lovers, though even sophisticated plant enthusiasts will consult it for its easy style and useful photos."--Frank Almeda, California Academy of Sciences

Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region

Author: Glenn Keator
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520230057
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is an introduction to the native and naturalized trees of the Bay Area, which for this book extends roughly from Mendocino to Monterey and inland to Mt. Diablo.

The Landscaping Ideas of Jays

Author: Judith Larner Lowry
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520249569
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume "celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home". Organized by season, the author offers guidance on how to plan a garden with birds, plants, and insects in mind; how to shape it with trees and shrubs, paths and trails, ponds, and other features; and how to cultivate, maintain, and harvest seeds and food from a diverse array of native annuals and perennials. She demonstrates to gardeners in California how to boost native plant diversity while attracting wildlife and conserving water.

Plants of Western Oregon Washington and British Columbia

Author: Eugene N. Kozloff
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881927244
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A great resource for botanists, native plant enthusiasts, ecologists, conservationists, and amateur naturalists who desire a comprehensive, up-to-date, and well-illustrated book for the identification of plants of the Pacific Northwest. This is the definitive guide to the rich and varied plant life of the region, from the ocean shore to the crest of the Cascades, from British Columbia south through the Klamath Mountains of southwestern Oregon and the Siskiyous in northwestern California. Its botanical coverage is complete, including plants native to the region as well as those that have been introduced and become naturalized. More than 2500 species are fully described, with user-friendly keys and more than 700 color photographs and 350 line drawings to facilitate successful identification.

California Plant Families

Author: Glenn Keator
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520237094
Format: PDF
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This volume enables readers to identify California's native and naturalized plants by learning to recognize plant families. The heart of the book contains user-friendly keys and descriptions of seventy major families prominent in California's natural environment.

Gardening with a Wild Heart

Author: Judith Larner Lowry
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520215177
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Wildflowers of the San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Steven Hartman
Publisher: Quick Reference Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781936913633
Format: PDF, Kindle
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People exploring nature in the greater San Francisco Bay Area can use this handyphotographic field guide to identify annual and perennial (non-shrubby) native wildflower species. The flowers in the guideare grouped by color to make identification as easy as possible, and the accompanying textindicates size, bloom period, and other characteristics of each plant. The guides six double-sidedpanels fold up into a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket yet sturdy enough to stand upunder repeated use. Lamination has also made the guide waterproof. The plants identified in Wildflowers of the Bay Areagrow in a largeregion that includes the valleys, mountains, and coastal plains of10 counties including San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano,Napa, Sonoma and Marin.

The Trees of San Francisco

Author: Michael Sullivan
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899977448
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Trees of San Francisco introduces readers to the rich variety of trees that thrive in San Francisco's unique conditions. San Francisco's cool Mediterranean climate has made it home to interesting and unusual trees from all over the world - trees as colorful and exotic as the city itself. This new guide combines engaging descriptions of sixty-five different trees with color photos that reflect the visual appeal of San Francisco. Each page covers a different tree, with several paragraphs of interesting text accompanied by one or two photos. Each entry for a tree also lists locations where "landmark" specimens of the tree can be found. Interspersed throughout the book are sidebar stories of general interest related to San Francisco's trees. Trees of San Francisco also includes a dozen tree tours that will link landmark trees and local attractions in interesting San Francisco neighborhoods such as the Castro, Pacific Heights and the Mission - walks that will appeal to tourists as well as Bay Area natives.

Wildflowers of Northern California s Wine Country North Coast Ranges

Author: Reny Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780979043000
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A photographic guide to wildflowers of four of the west coast's most beautiful counties: Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino. Includes 542 full color images of the native plants of this area, the familiar as well as the shy beauties that must be sought out. Discover 358 species, 83 plant families, of wildflowers. Easy to use: grouped by color, close up photos for identification. Learn bloom times, habitats, garden tips, native uses, natural history, 33 wildflower hot spots with maps." --Amazon

Plants and Landscapes for Summer dry Climates of the San Francisco Bay Region

Author: Nora Harlow
Publisher: Ebmud Water Conservation MS 48
ISBN: 9780975323106
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gardening. Environmental Studies. Photographs by Saxon Holt. Illustrations by Richard Pembroke. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the challenges and opportunities of gardening in Mediterranean climates, with special reference to northern California's San Francisco Bay Region. The core of the book is a catalog of more than 650 plants suited to regions with mild, usually wet winters and dry, often hot summers. These plants thrive with moderate to no summer irrigation when established, require little or no maintenance, and are reasonably available from nurseries, botanic gardens, native plant sales, or specialty seed suppliers. Many of the 542 color photographs show plants in garden settings to suggest attractive and compatible plant combinations. Summary charts provide information on each plant, such as bloom time, needs for water and sun, and preferences for coastal or inland microclimates. Lists suggest plants for special situations, such as hot sites, dryish shade, small gardens, and clay soils. Chapters on landscape design and maintenance inspire readers to make gardens that use little water and no harmful chemicals, with a focus on building healthy soil. Practical steps to successful design are supplemented with ideas for designing with microclimate, attracting wildlife, and fire safety. Sidebars by local experts discuss weather, natural landscapes, design solutions, and gardening with recycled water. "A valuable resource for climate-compatible gardening in the San Franciso Bay Area that will also be of interest to gardeners in other parts of the world with a similar seasonal pattern of winter rain and dry summers. This book will occupy a prominent place in my library for many years to come."—Katherine Greenberg, president Mediterranean Garden Society "This book is beautifully designed with abundant photographs of plants, many in garden settings, and it is packed with the kind of information gardeners need for their own special situations. Simply stunning! Bravo!"—Phyllis M. Faber, editor University of California Press