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Botanic Gardens, Foundations, Societies and Educational Resources

Demonstration Gardens
  • Beuna Vista Lagoon and Nature Center (Oceanside) (760) 439-2473
  • California Native Oak Grove (Montclair) (909) 626-2711
  • Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens (San Clemente) (949) 498-2139
  • E. Rowley Demonstration Garden (Montclair) (909) 626-2711
  • El Alisal: Charles F. Lummis Home (Los Angeles) (213) 222-0546
  • Garden\Garden (Santa Monica) (310) 458-8405
  • Landscapes Southern California Style (Riverside) (909) 789-5087
  • Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts (Rancho Cucamonga) (909) 980-0412
  • South Coast Botanic Garden (Palos Verdes Peninsula) (310) 544-6815
  • The Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College (El Cajon) (619) 660-0614.
  • Waterwise Garden (Anaheim) (714) 765-4256


Professional Groups


Native Plant Suppliers

Retail:

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Wholesale
(for contractors)


Books and Magazines

  • A Guide to Estimating Irrigation Water Needs of Landscape Plantings in California, UC California Cooperative Extension, et al, August 2000, 150 pgs.

  • Allergy-Free Gardening, Thomas Leo Ogren, 2000, 267 pgs.

  • American Horticultural Society Plant Heat Zone Map

  • California Master Gardner Handbook, UC Agriculture & Natural Resources, Publication No. 3382, 2nd Printing 2002, 702 pgs.

  • California Turfgrass Culture, UC Cooperative Extension, Volume 53, No. 1-4, 2003, 12 pgs.

  • Gardening with a Wild Heart, Judith Larner Lowery, Berkeley: U.C. Press, 1999

  • Growing California Natives, Marjorie Schmidt, Berkeley: UC Press, 1980.

  • Living Among the Oaks, A Management Guide for Landowners, UC Cooperative Extension, (510) 643-5428

  • Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards, Sara Stein, Houghton Mifflin Co, 1993

  • Oaks of California, Bruce Pavlik et al, 1992, 184 pgs.

  • Pruning, Planting & Care: Johnsons’s Guide to Gardening Plants for the Arid West, Eric Johnson

  • Sunset Magazine, Sunset Publishing Corp.

  • The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, U.C. Press, 1993.

  • “Turfgrass Alternatives with Low Water Needs”, California Agriculture, Volume 43, No. 6, November – December 1989, Pgs 20 – 21.

  • UCR Turfgrass Research Program Web site.

  • University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

  • USDA Plant Hardiness Zones

  • Wildlife Among the Oaks, Sharon G. Johnson, Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program, UC Berkeley, (510) 643-5428

  • Plus numerous other books on native and non-native plants at local libraries
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