Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates: Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape

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Timber Press (OR)
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7.9 X 10.4 X 0.7 inches | 2.05 pounds

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About the Author

Nora Harlow is a landscape architect and gardener with wide-ranging experience in the summer-dry climates of California. She was assistant editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine for many years and supervisor of water conservation for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland, where she designed low-water landscapes for District facilities. She is the author of Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates of the Bay Area, co-editor of The Pacific Horticulture Book of Western Gardening, and co-editor of Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses.

Saxon Holt is a lifelong gardener and photographer whose work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Pacific Horticulture, Smithsonian, and Money magazines, among many others, along with a wide array of major book publications. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the American Society of Picture Professionals, as well as a fellow of Garden Writers of America. Learn about his workshops and see more of his work at


"The authors' gentle plea to welcome a little wildness into our gardens is a timely and powerful message for all gardeners and landscape designers. Make room on your shelf for this beautiful new book."--Carol Bornstein, director of the Nature Gardens, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

"An outstanding and beautiful contribution to horticultural literature on summer-dry gardening along the West Coast and beyond."--Bart O'Brien, director, Regional Parks Botanic Garden

"With stunning images and insightful text, Harlow and Holt ask us to embrace and celebrate our dry season with grace."--David Fross, owner, Native Sons Wholesale Nursery