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Wildly Successful Plants: Northern California Paperback – February 10, 2004
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Pam Peirce has been a gardener for over 30 years. David Goldberg is a horticultural photographer. They both live in San Francisco.
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The title is somewhat misleading, most parts of northern California even slightly interior to the immediate coast will not find the listed plants easy to the point of being weedy, though most will be growable with effort.
"Wildly Successful" means "easy to grow, quick-growing, easy care." These plants are vigorous. But 'vigorous' doesn't mean 'problematic.' Vigor is what's needed for community greening projects, where hardy, low-maintenance plants are required. In fact, this book is recommended by city staff who work with neighborhood greening projects.
Laura should remember that this is not a book for the advanced gardener. It's a book that guarantees success for the beginner, or for community projects where tough, fast-growing plants are required.
Divided into 7 sections, such as "perennials", each plant has impressive descriptions-- water needs, light needs, hardiness, bloom time, height and spread, etc. The photography of each plant is wonderful, and really allows you to see each plant, and how you might be able to incorporate it into your garden or landscaping.