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Arboretum Library: My Favorite Things:
A Bibliography of Library Materials.

The Arboretum Library contains a comprehensive collection of resources on gardening, botany, California native plant life, environmental issues, and some agriculture as these subjects relate to the plants native to and planted in Southern California.

My Favorite Things Bibliography

A Bibliography of Library Materials


Beard, J.S.  Plant Life of Western Australia. 2nd ed. Dural Delivery Service, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing, 2015.

Burbank, Luther.  Luther Burbank:  His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application.  New York:  Luther Burbank Press, 1914.

Court, Doreen.  Succulent Flora of Southern Africa.  3rd. rev. ed.  Cape Town, 2010.

Deno, Norman C.  Seed Germination Theory and Practice.  1st Ed.  State College, PA:  Norman C. Deno, 1991.

Ellis, Carson.  Du Iz Tak?  1st ed.  Somerville, MA:  Candlewick Press, 2016.

Elwes, Henry John and Augustine Henry.  The Trees of Great Britain & Ireland.  Edinburgh: Privately Printed, 1907.

Filippi, Olivier.  Planting Design for Dry Gardens.  Arles: Filbert Press, 2011.

Galvin, James.  The Meadow.  New York: Henry Holt, 1992.

Garcia, Cecilia [and] James D. Adams, Jr.  Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West: Cultural and Scientific Basis for their Use.  La Crescenta, CA: Abedus Press, 2005.

Gentry, Howard Scott.  Agaves of Continental North America. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1982.

Hodel, Donald R.  Exceptional Trees of Los Angeles.  Arcadia, CA:  California Arboretum Foundation, 1988.

Holt, Saxon, photographer.  Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates of the San Francisco Bay Region.  Oakland:  East Bay Municipal Utility District, 2004.

Johnson, Eric A.  Lush & Efficient: Landscape Gardening in the Coachella Valley.  Rev. ed.  Coachella, CA:  Coachella Valley Water District, 2006.

McDougall, W.B. and Omer E. Sperry.  Plants of Big Bend National Park.  United States: Government Printing Office, 1951.

McKelvey, Susan Delano.  Botanical Exploration of the Trans-Mississippi West 1790-1850.  Jamaica Plain, MA.  Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 1955.

Murphy, Thos. D.: On Sunset Highways: a Book of Motor Rambles in California. Boston: Page Co., 1921.

Reid, Hiram A.,  History of Pasadena.  Pasadena, Cal: Pasadena History Co., 1895.

Schulz, Rudolf.  Aeoniums in Habitat and Cultivation.  San Bruno: CA 2007.

Sunset Garden Book:  All Year Gardening in the West.  San Francisco, CA:  Sunset Magazine, 1932.

Vanderplank, Sula.  Quail-friendly plants of Baja California. Claremont: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 2011.

Walsh, Ellen Stoll.  Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery.  San Diego, CA:  Harcourt, 2001.

Walter, Helen.  A Guide to Endangered Flora in Quilling.  Binda, NSW:  Sally Milner Publishing, 2008.

Waters, Alice.  Chez Panisse Fruit.  New York: Harper Collins, 2002. 


Biocycle. Emmaus, PA: JG Press.

The California Citrograph. Los Angeles, CA: California Citrograph Publishing.

Grower Talks/Green Profit. West Chicago, IL: Ball Publishing.

Herbalgram. Austin, TX: American Botanical Council.

The IPM Practitioner. Berkeley: Bio-Integral Resource Center.

Journal of Ethnobiology. Society of Ethnobiology.

Landscape Architecture Magazine. Washington, D.C.: American Society of Landscape Architects

Landscape Journal: Design, Planning, and Management of the Land. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press.

Orchids: The Bulletin of the American Orchid Society. Coral Gables, FL.: American Orchid Society.

Palm Journal: Palm Society of Southern California

“President’s Comments: Howard Scott Gentry, farmer, famed plant hunter, agave specialist, author, and CSSA Fellow” To the Point: Newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America: Supplement to the Cactus and Succulent Journal, v. 72, no. 2 (March-April 2000), p. 27-28

South African Journal of Botany: An International Interdisciplinary Journal of Plant Sciences. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

* These materials were mentioned during the "My Favorite Things" talk for the Compulsive Gardeners Club on October 5, 2018