Gardenforms Landscape Plant Guide
is suitable for the professional, student, or novice gardener. It provies detailed information on commonly used and available plants in California, and the Western United States.
In this guide you will find:
- Over 900 ornamental plants commonly available in the Western United States
- Current botanical and family names
- A reference section with synonyms, common and alternative names
- Sunset Western Garden Book climate zones
- 100 indoor use plants
- Low watering and shade loving plants
- Average mature height and width of plants
- Growth rate, water requirements, and invasive habits of plants
- Foliage, flower and fruit descriptions, with seasonal variations
- Distinctive characteristics regarding foliage color and fragrance
- Edible and herbal use of plants
- Additional information regarding, espalier use, clipped hedges, multiple and standard trunks and more
- Specific categories that cover slope planting, plants that can be used to prevent erosion, fire risk and first resistant plants, deer resistant plants, suitability for planting under or around oaks
- Use Codes provided to assist in quickly locating the plant you need
Gardenforms Landscape Plant Guide is an ideal plant reference when designing and selecting plants for any landscape. This is a guide you will use again and again.
Robert K. Frisbie is a native of California who has an interest and passion for both horticulture and landscape architecture and has extensive experience in the green industry. Currently, he is a Landscape Contractor and Landscape Designer with experience in both large scale mater-planned community projects to custom-residential throughout California.
Mr. Frisbie received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, majoring in Landscape Architecture. His current affiliations are with the American Society of Landscape Architecture, State of California - Contracts State License Board, International Palm Society, California Oak Foundation, American Horticulture Society and the Nature Conservancy.