Native Treasures

Native Treasures

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Native Treasures; Gardening with Plants of California
by M. Nevin Smith

This book is a good reference for the propogation and growing of some common native California plants, categorized by broader families with individual species highlights. Smith is a respected horticulturalist and practitioner who has spent his life growing plants and exploring the wild California landscape. Here he shares his years of experience growing native California plants in this lively, informative book combinig personal thoughts and expertise with practical advice on selected groups of native plants, their use in varying landscapes and gardens, and state of the art propagation techniques. Smith provides an explanation of how California’s diverse terrain, climate, and geology support a wealth of plant species, and offers suggestions for designing with most of the major natives in cultivation, incorporating engaging narrative with illustrations and photographs,