These books are either in our New Book shelf in the library or else on the shelves with the other books. If so, to find them, look for their “call number”, or location “number” on the library’s shelves.
Artscapes, Harmony for Plants and People by James Chadwick. Find it in the library at SB473.2 CHA 2006.
Homeowners, landscape professionals, architects and do-it-yourself landscapers will learn practical information and process guidance from garden inception to end result. Artscapes offers 18 foldout drawing plans that provide a variety of designs and plans. Colorful photographs illustrate the full scope of James Chadwicks skills and talents as a landscape designer. Included are some Palo Alto residences.
Garden Alchemy: 80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and More by Stephanie Rose. Find it in the library at S661 ROS 2020.
Beginning with home experiments to help you get to know your soil and customize recipes for your individual environment, the book then tells you how to decipher and combine natural ingredients to make the best quality amendments and elixirs and fix common problems. Illustrated by full-color, step-by-step photography, there are instructions for building a compost pile, concocting soil tests, and constructing inexpensive DIY seed-starting equipment. Also included are recipes for natural pest deterrents and traps, garden teas, and growth-boosting foliar sprays.
Native Treasures: Gardening with the Plants of California by M. Nevin
Smith. Find it in the library at SB439.24 SMI 2006.
A respected horticulturalist and practitioner and gifted writer, Smith combines his personal thoughts, sometimes maverick opinions, and matchless expertise with practical advice on selected groups of native plants and their culture. The author explains how California’s diverse terrain, climate, and geology support over 6000 plant species. Though not a systematic “how-to” manual, the book offers suggestions for designing with most of the major natives in cultivation, as well as with some more obscure but garden-worthy groups.
Trees of Stanford and Environs by Ronald N. Bracewell. Find it in the library at QK484.C2 BRA 2005.
This detailed survey of more than 350 species of trees found at Stanford University and in Palo Alto is the result of nearly 50 years of study and observation by Professor Bracewell. Designed for tree lovers, botanists, horticulturalists, and environmentalists, the book shows gardeners mature versions of these plants.
Year-round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-
Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days by Peter Burke. Find it in the library at SB351 BUR 2015.
The book offers detailed step-by-step instructions to mastering this easy method of growing salad greens indoors, tools and accessories to have on hand, seeds and greens varieties, soil and compost, trays and planters, shelving, harvest and storage, recipes, scaling up to serve local markets, and much more.