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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 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

2016 Garden Tour: The Romantic Gardens of Spain

May 12 - 20. 2016

Join Nan Sterman and Celia Levy for a springtime tour of romantic gardens in Spain's historic Andalusia region where gardens date back to the time of the Sultans.

This tour is sold out! Sign up for Nan's newsletter to hear about future garden tours.

A Growing Passion TV

 A Growing Passion with host Nan Sterman airs on KPBS Public Television in San Diego, Thursday nights at 8:00 pm and is on-line all the time at Join Nan as she takes you adventuring through the wide and amazing world of plants. Watch past season shows online too, at

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