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Question: Can you recommend some resources (books, websites, etc.) for a beginning gardener with a beautiful 1920s Spanish house and garden in need of redesign and renovation?

Answer: There are so very many garden design books out that it's impossible to list them all, but one favorite is "Taylor's Guide to Garden Design" (ISBN# 0-395-46784-5).Another "must have" book is Sunset Western Garden Book (ISBN# 0-376-03851-9). Not only are there suggested plants for all occasions, but the descriptions and cultural requirements are very complete. Finally, for basic gardening information, I consult "Rodale's Organic Gardening Encyclopedia" (ISBN# 0-87596-599-7). These three books will certainly give you a head start in your garden renovation.

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