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Nora Harlow and Saxon Holt in Conversation–virtually

January 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

discussing their new book Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates: Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape.

Every Bay Area gardener needs this book written and photographed by the same team that produced Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates (published by EBMUD in 2004 and an instant bestseller at Mrs. Dalloway’s when we first opened).

Watch this space for registration details as they become available.

Thursday, January 14, 2021 – 7:00pm

Gardening in an area defined by arid summers and soggy winters can be challenging. But gardens can thrive in such conditions, and this definitive handbook shares the plants and practices that will help you succeed. Landscape architect Nora Harlow and award-winning photographer Saxon Holt explain how plants adapt to the climate and how topography and climate relate. A comprehensive plant directory provides details on each plant’s needs, and stunning photography shows how smart design can help address seasonal issues. It’s everything you need to create a flourishing summer-dry garden.

Nora Harlow is a landscape architect and gardener with wide-ranging experience in the summer-dry climates of California. She was assistant editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine for many years and supervisor of water conservation for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland, where she designed low-water landscapes for District facilities.

Saxon Holt is a photojournalist who has spent more than 40 years exploring Kingdom Plantae and the fundamental importance of plants to the health of the planet. A lifelong gardener, he abandoned commercial photography when he discovered garden publishers and could no longer stay in a studio. His work has been featured in diverse publications, from Architectural Digest and Pacific Horticulture to Smithsonian and Money magazines.


January 14, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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