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Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates

Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape

By Nora Harlow Saxon Holt

Dry summer, wet winter climate? This is your must have plant guide.
 
Selecting plants suited to your climate is the first step toward a thriving, largely self-sustaining garden that connects with and supports the natural world. With gentle and compelling text and stunning photographs of plants in garden settings, Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates by Nora Harlow and Saxon Holt is a guide to native and climate-adapted plants for summer-dry, winter-wet climates of North America's Pacific coast. Knowing what these climates share and how and why they differ, you can choose to make gardens that maintain and expand local and regional biodiversity, take little from the earth that is not returned, and welcome and accommodate the presence of wildlife. With global warming, it is now even more critical that we garden in tune with climate.

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“The authors’ gentle plea to welcome a little wildness into our gardens is a timely and powerful message for all gardeners and landscape designers. Make room on your shelf for this beautiful new book.”—Carol Bornstein, director of the Nature Gardens, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
 
“An outstanding and beautiful contribution to horticultural literature on summer-dry gardening along the West Coast and beyond.”—Bart O’Brien, director, Regional Parks Botanic Garden
 
“With stunning images and insightful text, Harlow and Holt ask us to embrace and celebrate our dry season with grace.”—David Fross, owner, Native Sons Wholesale Nursery

“The authors’ clearly written text and Holt’s detailed and stunning photographs combine to create an informative guide for gardeners who hope to cultivate a lush landscape that minimizes their footprint on Garden Earth.” —The Oregonian

“A highly valuable guide to plants and planting design that would be useful in many regions of the country.” —Landscape Architecture
 
“From shrubs and flowers to succulents, grasses, and herbs, this book packs in all the recommended hardy plants a gardener could want. This makes it a snap to not just choose the best plant, but incorporate it into the right landscape choices.” —Donovan’s Bookshelf
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Number of pages
308
Publication date
January 05, 2021
ISBN
9781643260297