Gary Ratway

BOOK REVIEW: Where on Earth: A Guide to Specialty Nurseries and Gardens in California

Where on Earth belongs on every garden designer’s bookshelf, with its recently revised and updated 5th edition. It’s an invaluable tool to help designers find interesting and unusual plants. There are excellent maps and special sections for every region of the state. In addition, short essays help gardeners to understand how and why some plants are well suited for California and others are not. Each geographic section also lists horticultural attractions in the region.

To celebrate this new edition, an APLD designer from each of our California districts has written about a nursery from the book. Their personal impressions follow.