- UC Davis Arboretum: plant information, design, references.
- Water-Wise Gardening Fresno Region (sponsored by the city of Fresno): Water-wise garden tours, plants, irrigation, soils, design.
- California Native Plant Society: Resources for native plant gardening
- Fresno Cactus and Succulent Society: Resources for cactus and succulents.
- Tree Fresno: Resources regarding trees
Trees and Shrubs for Dry California Landscapes: Plants for Water Conservation, by Bob Perry, Land Design Publishing.
Scholarly plant information.
The Allergy-Fighting Garden, by Thomas Leo Ogren, Ten Speed Press.
Find plants unlikely to aggravate allergies.
California Native Plants for the Garden, by Bornstein, Fross and O’Brien, CachumaPress.
Describes the most commonly available native plants with gardening tips.
The New Sunset Western Garden Book, by Sunset magazine, Oxmoor House.
Complete guide to plants, irrigation, and garden maintenance.
Sunset Western Garden Landscaping, by Sunset magazine, Oxmoor House.
Guide to creating beautiful paths, patios, plantings, and more.
Sunset Easy-Care Plantings, by Sunset magazine, Oxmoor House.
Guide to Low- water beds, borders, and containers.
Reimagining the California Lawn, by Carol Bornstein, Cachuma Press.
Plants and practices that can replace the lawn.
The American Meadow Garden: Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn, by John Greenlee
The New American Front Yard: Kiss Your Grass Goodbye, by Sarah Carolynn Sutton
Includes step-by-step instructions for designing, installing, and maintaining your new or renovated front and/or back yard design!
Most local nurseries have water-wise plants either labeled as such or gathered for display. Not every nursery will have every plant, some may be willing to special order.
A special Thank You to the following nurseries that have been supportive of the Clovis Botanical Garden.
- Intermountain Nursery in Prather specializes in growing CA native plants.
- McCall’s Nursery, Inc. – Wholesale Nursery
- Takeo Nursery – Wholesale Nursery Focuses on propagation and concentrates on CA natives and drought-tolerant varieties.
Many local hardware stores sell water-wise irrigation systems and provide “How To”
pamphlets for installation.