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Hot Colors, Dry Garden

Watch for Hot Colors, Dry Garden, Nan's upcoming book on beautiful, colorful, low water gardens to be published by Timber Press in 2014

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Water-Wise Plants for the Southwest

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California Gardener's Guide Volume II

by Nan Sterman

Retail: $24.99
Introductory offer: $22.49

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The ONLY book about low water plants and Mediterranean climate gardening written specifically for California home gardeners

"Smart plants for today's gardener" (Sunset Magazine)
...a California gardening expert who embraces sustainable practices such as designing with drought-tolerant plants...(Pacific Horticulture)

Bye Bye Grass Class

Wondering how to get rid of your lawn and what to put in its place? Bye Bye Grass is the class for you.

Classes are scheduled throughout San Diego. Click to find one near you. Or contact InfoPlantSoup.com to set a class up in your area.

Great Garden Speakers

Nan Sterman is one of California's leading voices on how to:

  • Create beautiful, low water gardens
  • Create sustainable gardens
  • Grow organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs
  • Remove and replace lawn with beautiful, low water plants

Discover the many ways that Nan helps people create the gardens of their dreams. Click here to read about the sustainable garden Nan created for her own family


Visit the Cradle of American Horticulture in Pennsylvania

September 1 - 9, 2015 Join Nan Sterman and Celia Levy for a garden tour to the cradle of American horticulture. This eight-day tour takes us to the cradle of American horticulture, the epicenter of gardens and garden design. It is a legacy that continues today with some of the most fantastic and beautiful gardens in the world.

Where it all began...

There were 13 colonies, England reigned, and worldwide botanical exploration was in its heyday. Plants sailed across the oceans, setting the stage for today's international world of horticulture.

This tour takes us to the cradle of American horticulture, the epicenter of gardens and garden design. It is a legacy that continues today with some of the most fantastic and beautiful gardens in the world.

Trip highlights include:

Longwood Gardens, America's premier public garden with acres of garden displays and glasshouses

Chanticleer, a pleasure garden in every sense of the word

The Rodale Institute, the home of Organic Gardening

Wyck Home and Garden, America's oldest rose garden including eighteenth and nineteenth century roses all in their original design

Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania with some of the oldest and rarest trees in the country

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, one of the most beautiful college arboreta.

Winterthur Museum, Library, and Garden, one of the many historic Du Pont estates with 60 aces of garden and a world famous art collection


Bartram's Garden, historic home and nursery of John Bartram, America's first plantsman and nurseryman.  We'll even meet the man himself.

And much, much, more!


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A Growing Passion TV

Season three of A Growing Passion with host Nan Sterman returns on Thursday nights at 8 pm, starting March 26, 2015 with an encore airing on Saturday March 28 at 3:30 pm,on KPBS television in San Diego. and on line at www.AGrowingPassion.com.


Discover the history of the gardens in Balboa Park, our incredible citrus industry, be inspired by beautiful gardens on tour throughout our communities, learn about "good bugs" and more...

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