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Books

  • Hardy Succulents - Tough Plants for every Climate

    From agaves to ice plants, and from sedums to sempervivums, hardy succulent plants bring beauty, versatility, and intrigue to perennial gardens in every hardiness zone. No longer relegated to desert climates, succulents offer extraordinary color, texture, durability, and ease of care. It's no wonder succulents are some of the hottest plants to capture the attention of enthusiastic growers in all zones. USA Shipping Only
  • Grasses

    $19.95

    Grasses:  Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design

    "GRASSES - a beautiful and practical guide to raising ornamental grasses in one's garden. Filled cover to cover with excellent color photographs by life-long gardener and gardening photographer Saxon Holt of aesthetic and splendid grasses, the profusely illustrated text presents the reader with a wide choice of colored grasses to best accentuate the beauty of one's garden and how to best select choice plants for wet, dry, hot, or shady sites. Highly recommended for personal and professional gardening, horticultural and landscaping reference collections, even non-gardeners will appreciate the dazzling, coffee-table book quality photography of this singularly elegant yet practical guide." USA Shipping Only
  • Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates

    At its core, Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates encourages gardeners to understand and work in harmony with their region. By choosing naturally occurring, climate-appropriate plants, gardeners can promote healthier ecosystems and make a difference from their own backyards. Working with rather than against the summer-dry climate means reducing impact on water supplies and creating spaces that attract and sustain wildlife. It means taking a step back, letting nature assert itself in the garden, and welcoming in the unique wildness of these special regions. USA Shipping Only  
  • Now Sold Out and Out of Print. A CD of the plant photographs in searchable database can be ordered here. The inspiration for the Summer-Dry book in the PhotoBotanic Learning Center, this beautiful 320-page book features more than 650 native Californian and Mediterranean plants photographed in garden settings. It showcases landscaping in summer-dry climates such as the West Coast of California and other Mediterranean regions of the world. If we are to promote sustainable garden practices in California and other summer-dry climates we need to change the aesthetic of what we expect to see in a garden photograph to give gardeners a new way of considering beauty in gardens.
  • Now Sold Out and Out of Print. Used copies may be available Amazon. Collector's book - $500, autographed copies by John Greenlee and Saxon Holt. The American Meadow Garden; Published by Timber Press with John Greenlee as my writer. OK, OK most folks think I was John’s photographer, but if you are reading this you KNOW photographers get equal billing. Whoever’s book it is, I think we made a good team.  The book won awards from The Garden Writers Association and The American Horticultural Society.  It begins with a survey of natural meadows around the United States, showing the magnificent variety of meadows and grass ecologies that form the basis of any garden meadow. The book then profiles garden meadows in regions across the country from Chicago, St Louis, Albuquerque and Los Angeles and includes an encyclopedia of grasses.  Read more on the Amazon order page.  
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