A new website shepherd.com asks authors to create lists of "five best books." I created two lists. One is a list for "The Five Best Books for Gaining Garden Know-how." Here is a link to it:
The second list is to "The Five Best Books for Understanding California's Mediterranean Climate. Here is a link to that one:
Of course my own books, Golden Gate Gardening and Wildly Successful Plants: Northern California are good ways to learn both topics, but, though Golden Gate Gardening is shown, I was asked not to include my own books in the lists. Fair enough, but do check out these lists and consider the books for yourself or as gifts.