California Landscape Garden: Ecology, Culture & Design
Author(s): Francis, M. & A. Reimann
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press
Subject: Gardening, Landscaping, Wildflowers
Comments: From Amazon.com The beauty, resources, and natural processes of the California landscape are brought to the home garden in Mark Francis and Andreas Reimann's fine testament to ecological gardening. The authors connect history, culture, region, and design to help us understand how California and its human population have evolved historically and how individuals today can make a difference in the state's future in their own backyards. The authors' goal is to bring the history of the California garden up to date with the ecological and cultural concerns of our time. Francis and Reimann use Californias natural beauty and habitat as a starting point for inspiring Californians to see their gardens as extensions of the surrounding landscape. They provide essential information on native plants and wildlife, ecology and bioregionalism, landscape history and design concepts, as well as numerous examples showing how to integrate environmental principles in one's garden.
Last Updated: 2007-01-01