California-specific gardening magazines and books

jgchow(z9 CA)

The following books and magazines are recommended by this forum's users:

Sunset magazine and Sunset Western Garden Book

"Golden Gate Gardening: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Food Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area and Coastal California" by Pam Pierce. Published by Sasquatch Books in 1998.

The Garden Compass (magazine)

Bruce and Sharon Asakawa's California Gardener's Guide

Pat Welsh's Southern California Gardening: A Month-By-Month Guide

California Gardens: Creating a New Eden by David C. Streatfield

Where on Earth: A Guide to Specialty Nurseries and Other Resources for California Gardeners by Nancy Conner, Barbara C. Stevens

Northern California Gardening by Katherine Grace Endicott

Robert Smaus, a writer for the Los Angeles Times, has written several books.
- 52 Weeks in the California Garden
- Answers for California Gardeners
- Los Angeles Times California Gardening: A Practical Guide to Growing Flowers, Trees, Vegetables, and Fruits
- Los Angeles Times Planning and Planting the Garden

Trees and Shrubs for Dry California Landscapes: Plants for Water Conservation by Bob Perry

Landscape Plants for Western Regions: An Illustrated Guide to Plants for Water Conservation by Bob Perry

In Full View: Three Ways of Seeing California Plants
by Glenn Keator, et al

Complete Garden Guide to the Native Perennials of California by Glenn Keator

Complete Garden Guide to the Native Shrubs of California
by Glenn Keator

Multiple Visions: The Plants of the Marin Headlands
by Glenn Keator

Growing California Native Plants by Marjorie D. Schmidt

Gardening With a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home by Judith Larner Lowry

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