Hardy Californians, Revised Edition
Hardy Californians; A Woman's Life with Native Plants
by Lester Rowntree
First published in 1936, this unique volume introduces the reader to the duenna of native plant horticulture, the intrepid and eloquent Lester Rowntree (1869-1969). An excellent biographical essay by her own grandsons sets off this jewel, and an essay by Judith Lowry on Rowntree's horticultural legacy is included.