Hardy Californians: A Woman's Life with Native Plants
Book: Hardy Californians: A Woman's Life with Native Plants , by Lester Rowntree, ISBN10: 0520250516, ISBN13: 9780520250512, University of California Press, November 2006, Paperback
Lester Rowntree was born in England and spent much of her life in Carmel, California.
In addition to Hardy Californians, she wrote The Flowering Shrubs of California and four children's books. Lester B. Rowntree, her grandson, is a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.
"Sensitively and skillfully updated and expanded, this superb new edition of Lester Rowntree's much-loved classic will quickly become a classic itself.
Insightful biographical material, new photos, comprehensive bibliography, and updated plant names add context and currency to an extraordinary book."Nora Harlow, coeditor of Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses
"At last Lester Rowntree's classic book Hardy Californians is in print again. What a treasure this book is! Lester was a true pioneer and her annual journey, starting in the desert, heading north through the foothills, then ending in the mountains is one that every reader will want to recreate."Glenn Keator, author of Complete Garden Guide to the Native Perennials of California
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