Highlighted Books of 2009 and Book Signing this January!
In 2009 we had some really great books come out advocating the use of native or more naturalistic plants. These two caught our eye:
The Southern California Native Flower Garden: A Guide to Size, Bloom, Foliage, Color and Texture, by Susan Van Atta
Published by Gibbs-Smith
Written by Susan Van Atta, 这令人愉快的, inexpensive and handy book has a unique structure that is useful for design ideas. The pages are tri-cut flip sheets with tall plants on the top section, medium shrubs on the mid-section, and low growing plants on the bottom. Along with a key to indicate water use, exposure and wildlife that is attracted to each plant, this compact book delivers an informational punch.
Meet the Author, here at Tree of Life Nursery for a book signing and talk!
Saturday, January 30 – 10 am – 11 am
Award-winning Santa Barbara Landscape Architect Susan Van Atta, of Van Atta and Associates, will share and inspire using photos from of her artfully designed projects featuring California native plants. Her recent book: “The Southern California Native Flower Garden”, will be available for sale, and Susan will be able to sign them. Review by Sharon Cohoon of Sunset Magazine.
The American Meadow Garden: Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn, by 约翰Greenlee
Published by Timber Press
Ornamental grass expert, 约翰Greenlee, has compiled a beautiful and inviting book advocating a completely different aesthetic from the traditional lawn. This book covers grasses from all over the globe, but many of our favorite local natives are featured as well. Though rather focused on grasses and a very “meadow” look, Greenlee’s book advocates a similar message to ours, in that converting a traditional lawn into a more regionally appropriate garden is rewarding and beautiful.
Want to learn how to Replace your Lawn?
Join us Saturdays at 10 AM this February for our four part workshop series.