Northern California is a veritable paradise on Earth for gardening enthusiasts. With its moderate climate and little or no dormant season, it offers endless opportunities to cultivate a patch of Eden all year round. Join expert San Francisco Chronicle garden columnist Katherine Grace Endicott as she maps out the rewards of flower and shrub, fruit and vegetable gardening throughout the seasons in this book. Chock-full of detailed information on native and nonnative species, including drought-tolerant plants, basic planting and pruning techniques, a regional history, and advice on organic gardening, this volume is designed to be used by novice and expert alike, and alphabetical listings in the special month-by-month format help you find the answers you need when you need them. 'Northern California Gardening - A Month-by-Month Guide' includes a special section on drought-tolerant plants and xeriscaping; listings of what is in bloom and what is in the nurseries each month; comprehensive plant identifications throughout; a detailed section of mail-order resources; and space to write notes, personal reminders, and plant listings. A glossary, complete index, and additional reading list round out this unique and indispensable compendium for anyone who loves to garden.