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Product Details

  • Series: Home Landscaping
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner (January 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580110460
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580110464
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,038,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Home Landscaping Series promises to make your particular gardening situation easier because it's created to suit your regional needs, and it's one of the best this reviewer has ever seen. All the books in this series are perfect for first-time home owners and novice gardeners, but more experienced gardeners will find them useful to. Keep the entire series on your bookshelves...you never know when you'll be moving."
Pat Regel, Book Page
April 1998


"The new Home Landscaping guides... are almost like having a team of professional garden designers on hand. Each large-format, region-specific paperback... addresses realistic concerns about gardening in specific geographical regions."
Rebecca Sawyer-Fay, Country Living Gardener
September/October 1998


"There is nothing like it! This idea-filled book takes the guesswork out of landscaping so you can focus on the fun. Designs that work, great plants you can find, accurate instructions, and detailed drawings will help you succeed."
Nancy Beubaire, editor, Organic Gardening

Book Description

In this book, the fifth title in Creative Homeowner's amazingly successful Regional Home Landscaping Series, readers will find ideas for making a California home landscape more attractive and functional. They'll also find all they need to know about installing and caring for the plants, paths, fences, walls, and arbors that make up the designs. Created by landscape professionals in California, the book's almost 40 designs incorporate about 200 of the best plants for the specific region. Like the other titles in the Series, this book contains three parts: Design Portfolio, Guide to Installations, and Plant Portraits. Clearly written in a friendly style, it provides all readers need to know to landscape like a pro.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By designjedi on March 3, 2003
Format: Paperback
I borrowed this book from the library first to see if it was any good. I liked it so much I bought it. If you are designing your home gardens from scratch this book is a must have. It helps you design and select plants for around your home. Selecting plants is a snap. I recently moved into a house which needed landscaping and I am using this book to design my backyard space. Well written and concise with plans that are easily translated to your space.This book is not good for looking prants up to see if a particular plant would work in a specfic light situation. Its not an almanac.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lisa E. Smith on July 21, 2005
Format: Paperback
I love this book and use it all the time for clients...it has lots of plant ideas and color photos...also, it gives concise information regarding the plants requirements, i.e., sun, water, etc...

I highly recommend this book even if you're just sprucing up your current garden or want to make a totally new garden...

This book is great for all of southern california and I think is the most comprehensive garden design book I have in my collection....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By wonderama on July 5, 2006
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This was a good resource and it was helpful in giving me ideas for plantings in my garden. I like the idea of showing the different takes of landscaping designers for a particular problem. It was very comprehensive with info on plant care and pruning, and even covered how to make patios, flagstone walkways, and terraced planters.

Although the close-up photos were helpful, I wish the painted mock-ups of the various designers' ideas was more detailed (some of the flowering plants illustrated with no flowers, etc.) so I could get a better idea of how the overall design would look. Also, the listing of plants in the back is ordered by their scientific names (come on! this is intended for the average consumer, isn't it?) rather than by their popular names, so that part was difficult to use as a reference.

Despite my reservations, the information is fairly easy to access and I found myself referring to this often as I designed and worked on my garden.
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By kimmy t on April 6, 2013
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I really like this book and how they lay out the landscapes. I had checked it out at the library, but wanted to keep it
so I found it on Amazon.
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