Water-efficient landscape plants by Neil Bell

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Published by Oregon State University, Extension Service in [Corvallis, Or.] .

Written in English

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  • Drought-tolerant plants -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Xeriscaping -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Landscape plants -- Northwest, Pacific.

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Statement[Neil Bell, Ann Marie VanderZanden, and Linda McMahan].
SeriesEC -- 1546., Extension circular (Oregon State University. Extension Service) -- 1546.
ContributionsVanDerZanden, Ann Marie, 1966-, McMahan, Linda., Oregon State University. Extension Service.
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Pagination34 p. :
Number of Pages34
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Open LibraryOL16107531M

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