March 2, 2011
Reading the Western Landscape: In a Desert Garden Bibliography
March’s Reading the Western Landscape book selection is In a Desert Garden: Love & Death Among the Insects, by John Alcock. This book describes Alcock's observations and research into the insects that call his natively landscaped Arizona garden home.
Since the plants and insects probably differ somewhat between John’s Arizona garden and what you’re likely to find in your Southern California garden, we’ve put together some resources if you’d like to find out more about our native insects and plants.
A bibliography of related books in the Arboretum Library collection is here. Click on the “In a Desert Garden Bibliography” list.
Another great resource for finding information is the WorldCat online library catalog. When you select a title it will search for that resource at a library near you. For example, next month’s Reading the Western Landscape book for discussion is A River Runs Through It and you can see where you can find the book near you on the WorldCat site here.
Some more links for information related to In a Desert Garden in WorldCat include California insects and California native garden design.
Enjoy exploring these great resources!