Photographs by Saxon Holt


This beautifully photographed 320-page book features more than 650 native Californian and Mediterranean plants suited to the climate and microclimates of the Bay Area. With full color images throughout, the book shows plants in garden settings that blend well with natural surrounding and reduce reliance on water.

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"This is truly a fine book. It's hard to imagine how anyone would want a stuffy old English garden after seeing the beautiful gardens featured here! ... this one is off the charts. Highest recommendations." Katherine Grace Endicott, columnist, San Francisco Chronicle


"A work of art as well as a great addition to a reference library......" Garden Bookworm


"...this book is spectacular!" Ray Rogers, American Horticultural SocietyPLANTS AND LANDSCAPES FOR SUMMER-DRY CLIMATES has received awards from both Garden Writer's of America and American Horticultural Society in 2005.


The award committee of the American Horticultural Society had this to say:

...the committee felt its content and presentation made it relevant to a much broader audience. "As an overall production, this book is spectacular," said Ray Rogers. Lucinda Mays said the book "is a wonderful example of how we can use what we know about gardening to protect and improve our environment. It's an excellent model for other regional publications."


Buy an Autographed Copy of this Book

$39.95 soft-cover

Plus $5.00 postage and handling. CA residents add sales tax. Please include details if you would like your inscription personalized. Orders delivered in 4-5 days (for out of state orders 5-8 days) U.S. postal media rate.

Sample photos from the book. Click on image for larger view.

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