This much-loved book, often called ‘the gardener’s bible” is now completely revised and updated with an improved format, new cover, all-new photographs by Steve Gunther and much added material.
Covers all the basic plants and plant groups grown in Southern California, including lawns, citrus, avocados, deciduous fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, roses, annual flowers, wildflowers, perennials, ornamental trees, shrubs, vines, and ground covers, native plants and all the specialty plants like bamboo, ferns, palms, cymbidiums, succulents, cacti, and geraniums. Perennials are discussed in every chapter, including when and how to fertilize and cut back. New plants have been added, and many new sections including botanical geraniums, ornamental grasses, control of nutgrass, giant white fly and other problems.
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