Exploring other sources of information
Supplemental references: Choosing salt-tolerant plants
Articles and books
- Bridwell, Ferrell M. 2001. Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Culture, and Use, second edition. Thomson Delmar Learning, 624 pp.
- Burrell, C. Colston. 2006. Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants. Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guides, special double volume, 240 pp.
- Cockerham, Stephen T., Victor A. Gibeault, and Deborah A. Silva. 2004. Establishing and Maintaining the Natural Turf Athletic Field. Publication 21617. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, 56 pp.
- Dallman, Peter. 1998. Plant Life in the World’s Mediterranean Climates: California, Chile, South Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean Basin. University of California Press, 257 pp.
- Dines, Nicholas, and Kyle Brown. 2001. Landscape Architect’s Portable Handbook. McGraw-Hill, 443 pp. [See especially Chapter 5, Conservation standards, and Chapter 12, Planting.]
- Hannebaum, Leroy G. 1998. Landscape Design: A Practical Approach, 4th edition. Prentice Hall, 460 pp. [See, in particular, the plant selection guidelines in Chapters 7 and 9 and the plant materials list in Appendix A.]
- Hensley, David L. 1994. Professional Landscape Management. Stipes Publishing, Champaign, Illinois, 344 pp. [See Chapter 7, Designing to reduce landscape maintenance, Chapter 12, Turfgrass management, and Appendices 5, 6, 7, 11, and 12, various plant selection guides.]
- Hitchmough, J. D. 1994. Urban Landscape Management. Inkata Press, Sydney, Australia, 594 pp. [See Chapter 4, Management principles and urban vegetation, and Chapter 9, Management of trees in the urban landscape.]
- Lattig, June, editor. 1976. Plant Communities of Southern California. California Native Plant Society special publication no. 2, 164 pp.
- Lindsey, Patricia, M. A. Harivandi, and Gail Setka. 1998. Recycled landscape irrigation water and ornamental plant compatibility study. Available online at groups.ucanr.org/slosson/documents/1995-19982110.pdf
- Lindsey, Patricia. 1997. Appropriate plant selection for landscapes using recycled water. Growing Points, vol 1, no. 4, pages 1–3 (Fall/Winter 1996/97), published by the Department of Environmental Horticulture at the University of California, Davis.
- Lisney, Adrian, and Ken Fieldhouse. 1990. Landscape Design Guide, volume 1: Soft Landscape. Gower Publishing Company, Croft Road, Aldershot, Hants GU11 3HR England, and Old Post Road, Brookfield, Vermont 05036. 132 pp.
- Rundel, Philip, and Robert Gustafson. 2005. Introduction to the Plant Life of Southern California: Coast to Foothills. University of California Press, 316 pp.
- Wu, Lin, James A. Harding, and M. A. Harivandi. 1998. Studies of recycled water irrigation and effects of elevated mineral nutrient concentrations on growth and ion uptake of landscape plant species and ornamental grasses. Available online at groups.ucanr.org/slosson/documents/1995-19982109.pdf
- Wu, Lin, Xun Guo, and Jerry Brown. 2000. Studies of recycled water irrigation and performance of landscape plants under urban landscape conditions. Available online at groups.ucanr.org/slosson/documents/1999-20002062.pdf
- A Manual of California Vegetation, published by the Native Plant Society: http://davisherb.ucdavis.edu/CNPSActiveServer/
- CalPhotos, a database of plant pictures maintained by the University of California: http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/flora/
- Encycloweedia, published by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, provides information about plants defined as noxious weeds by California law. Available online at http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/phpps/ipc/encycloweedia/encycloweedia_hp.htm
- Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden: http://www.rsabg.org/
- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: http://www.sbbg.org/index.cfm?
- Slosson Research Endowment for Ornamental Horticulture, web site: http://groups.ucanr.org/slosson/Landscape_Plant_Selection_Guide_for_Recycled_Water_Irrigation/
- Many of the articles that appear in Grounds Maintenance magazine provide information about water quality, salinity, and the choosing of landscape plants. All articles, past and present, are available on the magazine’s website (http://grounds-mag.com/). Use the site’s search field and appropriate keywords to find articles of interest.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA–NRCS) has created a database containing information about 30,000-plus plants. It is available online at http://plants.usda.gov/index.html