Native Plant Bibliography

Poppy with spiderThis is a short list of books and periodicals we use at the nursery for reference / reading. Some are unfortunately out of print. Keep this in mind when browsing in the used book store.

Mostly Native's Recommended Reference Books

Publications/Periodicals

Books

  • The American Meadow Garden. John Greenlee. Timber Press, 2009
  • California Native Plants for the Garden. Carol Bornstein, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. Cachuma Press, 2005.
  • Ceanothus. David Fross and Dieter Wilken. Timber Press, 2006.
  • Complete Garden Guide to the Native Perennials of California. Glenn Keator. Chronicle Books, 1990.
    (out of print)
  • Complete Garden Guide to the Native Shrubs of California. Glenn Keator. Chronicle Books, 1994.
    (out of print)
  • Designing California Native Gardens. Glenn Keator and Alrie Middlebrook. University of California Press, 2007
  • Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home. Judith Larner Lowry. University of California, 1999
  • Growing California Native Plants. Marjorie G. Schmidt. University of California Press, 1980.
  • Hardy Californians, A Womans Life with Native Plants. Lester Rowntree. University of California Press,
    2006 (first published in 1938)
  • The Jepson Manual, The Higher Plants of California. University of California Press, 1993
  • The Landscape Ideas of Jays. Judith Larner Lowery. University of California Press, 2007
  • Marin Flora. John Thomas Howell, Frank Almeda, Wilma Follette, and Catherine Best. California Academy of Sciences, 2007
  • Native Treasures. M. Nevin Smith. UC Press, 2006
  • The New Book of Salvias. Betsy Clebsch. Timber Press, 2003
  • Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area. Linda Beidleman and Eugene Kozloff. University of California Press, 2003
  • Seed Propagation of Native California Plants. Dara E Emery. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1988
  • Wild Lilies, Irises and Grasses. Nora Harlow and Kristin Jakob. University of California Press, 2003