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Arizona Gardener's Guideby Mary Irish
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Southwest gardeners face the challenges of gardening with minimal water, and difficult soil and climate conditions. The Southwest Gardener’s Resource addresses these challenges and offers expert advice on everything from plant selections to how-to information for proper planting, pruning, watering and care. With hundreds of plant choices from more than ten plant categories, gardeners can choose the plants that best fit their climate and sun and shade requirements. Full-color images and recommended plant companions make planning your garden and choosing the right plants easy. Twelve months of when-to advice for each plant category helps Southwest gardeners keep their gardens growing.
Tailored specifically to the desert climate of Arizona, this guide is the most trusted source for choosing the best plants for a beautiful garden. Contains tips on landscape selections, full-color photos for identification, and hundreds of cultivars and varieties of plant life.\n
The Southwest Gardener’s Resource is filled with need-to-know information from proven low-water gardening experts who include their collective wisdom in one complete guide for anyone gardening in the Southwest. In addition to the hundreds of proven plants, this resource has monthly-to do calendars assisting gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to watering. Water-wise plant selections and advice on gardening with less water addresses the challenges of gardening in the Southwest.
Gardening is now the favorite outdoor leisure activity in America. Homeowners realize the health benefits available from gardening and the potential increase in their home's property value. Regional gardening titles offer the most useful advice because they provide credible information on the plants that perform best in specific states. Gardeners want information they can trust and use successfully in their own gardens. The Arizona Gardener's Guide is a full-color plant selection resource guide written especially for Arizona gardeners. It includes the top 175 landscape plants as recommended by one of Arizona's most respected horticultural experts.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-255) and index.
About the Author
Mary Irish is the former director of public horticulture at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. She has written extensively on dry-climate gardening, and is the coauthor (with her husband, Gary Irish) of "Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants." A Texas native residing in Arizona, Mary received her master's degree in geography from Texas A&M University. She is a regular contributor to several magazines, including "Sunset, " and teaches classes on the care and culture of agaves, cacti, and other desert shrubs and perennials as well as introductory classes for beginning gardeners. She once hosted a weekly Phoenix-based radio show called "The Arizona Gardener, " and has also helped produce several television programs about gardening.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Gardening in the Southwest
Cactus, Succulents, Desert Perennials
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