Carol Bornstein, one of the preeminent authorities on native flora in California, will be giving a 1-1/2 hour talk, followed by a book signing, in Westwood on March 10, hosted by the UCLA Extension Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program. She is the author of California Native Plants For The Garden and Reimagining The California Lawn.
The event is open to all. Books available for purchase at a 30% discount through Eventbrite registration!
As the past Director of Living Collections and Nursery at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and over her 28-year tenure there working with native plants, she has experimented with innovative design applications, introduced new cultivars and provided a strong voice for regionally appropriate landscaping through her writing and teaching.
"Bornstein is, quite simply, one of the most important horticulturists working in California on improving the understanding and use of native flora. Her expertise is invaluable as we face the twin threats of global warming and an uncertain water supply. Enlisting native drought tolerant stocks to replace thirstier exotic imports is now a crucial prong in the conservation plans of almost every urban and semi-urban water authority in the state. Bornstein’s book, California Native Plants for the Garden, is the most important work on the subject."
CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS FOR THE GARDEN is a comprehensive resource that features more than 500 of the best California native plants for gardening in Mediterranean-climate areas of the world. Authored by three of the state's leading native-plant horticulturists and illustrated with 450 color photos, this reference book also includes chapters on landscape design, installation, and maintenance. Detailed lists of recommended native plants for a variety of situations and appendices with information on places to see native plants and where to buy them are also provided.
REIMAGINING THE CALIFORNIA LAWN features water-conserving plants from around the world and offers design ideas and practical solutions to help you create a vibrant garden that complements our Mediterranean climate. From greenswards and meadows to succulent and kitchen gardens, this book presents alternatives to the traditional lawn that can reduce water use, beautify the landscape, and attract birds and butterflies. The authors of Reimagining the California Lawn, Carol Bornstein, David Fross, and Bart O Brien, are visionary horticulturists who wrote the award-winning book California Native Plants for the Garden. With this new publication, they share their passion for water-wise plants and landscapes to help Californians discover the many possibilities and pleasures that come with reimagining the lawn.
If you are thinking about removing or reducing your lawn, this inspiring book is the perfect companion to help you begin the process. Its detailed text provides information about how to plan, install, and maintain an attractive landscape that can replace your lawn and describes hundreds of water-thrifty plants from California and other mediterranean climates of the world. Reimagining the California Lawn is illustrated with more than 300 color photographs and offers a variety of plant palettes to choose from as you begin the process of creating a more sustainable landscape.
Books are priced equally at $20. On registration, please indicate which book(s) you'd like to purchase and, at event, please indicate which book(s) you wish to take. Please remember to print out and bring your paper ticket or order confirmation.
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