Pat Welsh's Southern California Organic Gardening (3rd Edition): Month by Month

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Chronicle Books, Jul 1, 2010 - Gardening - 468 pages
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In this completely revised and updated classic, beloved garden expert Pat Welsh shares how to garden the organic way. This edition includes 40 color photographs; a simple month-by-month format that shows gardeners exactly what to do throughout the year; terrific advice on gardening with drought-tolerant and fire-resistant plants; and plenty of fresh information on organic soils, fertilizers, and pest control. Useful for newbies and seasoned green thumbs alike, Pat Welsh's Southern California Organic Gardening is the indispensable guide for every Southern California gardener.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
8
Preface
11
Introduction
14
CLIMATE PLANT CHOICE SOILS FERTILIZER WATER PLANTING PRUNING PESTS AND WEEDS
16
THE BAREROOT MONTH
48
A MONTH FOR WAITING
80
THE FIRST SPRINGPLANTING MONTH
112
THE HEIGHTOFBLOOM MONTH
146
THE HEIGHTOFSUMMER MONTH
286
THE FIRST FALLPLANTING MONTH
310
THE YEARS BEST PLANTING MONTH
338
THE FIRST MONTH OF THE RAINY SEASON
366
THE HOLIDAY MONTH
392
References
415
Glossary
422
Bibliography
440

THE FASTGROWTH MONTH
176
THE EASYGOING MONTH
204
THE FIRST REAL SUMMER MONTH
254

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About the author (2010)

Pat Welsh has been inspiring Southern California gardeners for 30 years by spreading her unique brand of practical garden lore through books, columns, talks, and TV programs. She lives and gardens in San Diego County.

J.otto Seibold has illustrated, and in some cases also written, 15 books for children, including Vunce Upon a Time, Penguin Dreams, the Mr. Lunch books, and Olive, the Other Reindeer. He lives in Oakland, California.

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