Real gardens;

Marguerite English
Thu, 24 Jan 2008 22:16:51 PST
Chaparral is the native brush which covers much of the undeveloped space 
in the mountains and coastal areas of California and other western 
states.  Here, it consists of an oak hybrid which forms a shrub (scrub 
oak), Ceanothus, Manzanitas, Adenostoma and other shrubby growth.

  The term is also applied to other areas of the world, because my big 
'Garden Plants Encyclopedia'  uses it to describe the native habitat of 
many plants.  I presume the specific plant mix would vary from place to 

C.J. Teevan wrote:
> Would someone kindly define for me: chaparral?

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