Winner of American Horticultural Society's 2005 Book Award
EBMUD's beautifully photographed book features more than 650 native Californian and Mediterranean plants suited to the Bay Area. Over 500 garden setting photos illustrate attractive plant combinations that require low to no summer water once established. Order directly through EBMUD or buy at local and online bookstores.
- $29.95 plus tax for EBMUD customers
- $49.95 plus tax for orders outside of the service area
- Free shipping
- Book sellers: Email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for orders.
Please note: Softcover is no longer available.
The book integrates plant choice and plant design recommendations from local gardeners, landscape designers, horticulturists, and nursery owners.
“Simply stunning! Bravo!” Phyllis Faber, University of California “A truly fine book . . . off the charts. Highest recommendations.” Katherine Grace Endicott, San Francisco Chronicle
"A feast for the eyes, loaded with lush photographs and helpful tips.” Sean O’Hara, Mediterranean Garden Society
What is inside?
For a preview of the book click here.
Chapters include information on:
- Climate and natural plant communities
- Garden design and maintenance
- Inspiration for creating lush landscapes while conserving water
- Limiting green waste
- Protecting creeks and providing habitat for wildlife
- Charts and lists to assist in selecting plants for special situations
- Gardens that attract butterflies and birds
- Information on each plant's needs for sun and water, frost tolerance, and soil preferences
You may also View and Search the plants from the book by plant type (i.e. shrub, tree, perennial), name, genus, or by generic garden terms, such as "flower" or "path".
Bookstores carrying Plants and Landscapes
The bookstores listed below carry Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates. Call to confirm that the book is currently in stock.
Visit the UC Botanical Garden at 200 Centennial Drive in Berkeley to see the plants fully grown and thriving and to get ideas for your own landscape!
|Berkeley Horticultural Nursery||1310 McGee Ave, Berkeley||510-526-4704|
|Black Oak Books||2618 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley||510-486-0698|
|Builders Booksource||1817 Fourth Street, Berkeley||800-843-2028|
|East Bay Nursery||2332 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley||510-845-6490|
|Laurel Book Store||1423 Broadway, Oakland||510-452-9232|
|Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts||2904 College Ave, Oakland||510-704-8222|
|Diesel, A Book Store||5433 College Ave, Oakland||510-653-9965|
|Grand Lake Garden Center||4001 Grand Avenue, Oakland||510-652-9143|
|The Book Tree||6121 La Salle Ave., Oakland||510-339-1298|
|Alexander Book Co.||50 Second St, San Francisco||415-495-2992|
|Cover to Cover Books||1307 Castro St, San Francisco||415-282-8080|
|Dog Eared Books||900 Valencia St, San Francisco||415-282-1901|
|Green Apple Books||506 Clement St, San Francisco||650-827-0239|
|SF Botanical Garden Bookstore||9th Ave at Lincoln Way, San Francisco||415-661-1316, Ext. 308|
|Seam Studio||600 Illinois St, San Francisco||415-621-9899|
|Book Passage||51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera||415-927-0960|
|Cooperfield's Books||104 Matheson St, Healdsburg
140 Kentucky St, Petaluma
|Green Jeans Garden Supply||690 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley||415-389-8333|
|Habitat Books||803 Bridgeway, Sausalito||415-331-3344|
|Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery||3244 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol||707-823-9125|
|Point Reyes Books||11315 State Route One, Point Reyes Station||415-663-1542|
|Readers' Books||130 E. Napa St, Sonoma||707-939-1779|
|Sloat Garden Center||1580 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael||415-453-3977|
|Leigh's Favorite Books||121 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale||408-736-2665|
|Norrie's Gift Shop
UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
|1156 High Street, Santa Cruz||831-423-4977|
|San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden||3450 Dairy Creek Rd, San Luis Obispo||805-541-1400|
|Santa Barbara Botanical Garden||1212 Mission Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara||805-682-4726|
|Yamagami's Nursery||1361 S. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino||408-252-3347|