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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Someone recently commented that they wished our blogs were longer and more in depth for 'newbies'. It's delightful to know that we are peaking interest in homeowners that want to improve their outdoor living spaces. Unfortunately, we don't have the time to dedicate to more in depth blogging and education. Carl Sandburg said "Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." We would like to share our recommendations for resources that we think are worthy of the investment in both your time and pocketbook.

Southern California Gardening, A Month-by-Month Guide, by Pat Welsh
Review: Here is the southern California gardener's calendar laid out with clarity and zest; no weasel words, no ifs and buts. The author has done it all and delivers straight from the a language so simple and direct it gallops along like a thriller. Pacific Horticulture
Description:First published in 1992, Pat Welsh's Southern California Gardening has sold well over 40,000 copies and received great critical acclaim. This completely revised and updated edition (copyright 2000) includes 40 new color photographs plus new information on perennials, ornamental grasses, geraniums, and more. Monthly chapters discuss relevant gardening topics-climate, plant selection, soils, fertilizers, and watering-and are accompanied by handy checklists to help gardeners stay organized. An assortment of sidebars and rules of thumb will prove useful to gardeners in any region. Beautifully photographed and written in Pat Welsh's warm and practical style, this is an indispensable guide for every southern California gardener.

Southern California Organic Gardening, by Pat Welsh
In this completely revised and updated classic, beloved garden expert Pat Welsh shares how to garden the organic way. It's a simple month-by-month format that shows gardeners exactly what to do throughout the year; terrific advice on gardening with drought-tolerant and fire-resistant plants; and plenty of fresh information on organic soils, fertilizers, and pest control. Useful for newbies and seasoned green thumbs alike.
About the Author
Pat Welsh has been inspiring Southern California gardeners for 30 years by spreading her unique brand of practical garden lore through books, columns, talks, and TV programs. She lives and gardens in San Diego County.

Western Garden Book, by Sunset
The Western Garden Book presents hundreds of pages full of gardening wisdom from the editors of Sunset magazine. This huge book appeals to western climate gardening enthusiasts, bringing them tips, advice, and information on the latest gardening tools and gear. It includes what plants to grow, how to nurture them, and where they do the very best. You'll also find information on the Western climate zones, 30 Plant Selection Guides, plus a Practical Guide to Gardening with basic advice on plant care and essential gardening techniques. New plant lists reflect current trends, such as Mediterranean gardening and easy-care plants for beginners. For more than 70 years, Sunset has been the source for no-nonsense gardening advice, easy-to-follow diagrams, and encyclopedic knowledge of plant varieties. More than 8,000 plant listings keyed to climate zones.

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