Gardening in the Desert A Guide to Plant Selection and Care

ISBN-10: 0816520577
ISBN-13: 9780816520572
Edition: 2000
Author(s): Mary F. Irish
Description: Newcomers to the Southwest usually find that their favorite landscape plants aren't suited to the hot, dry climate. Many books offer advice on adapting plants to the desert; this one tells how gardeners can better adapt themselves to the challenge.
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Copyright Year: 2000
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 175
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Newcomers to the Southwest usually find that their favorite landscape plants aren't suited to the hot, dry climate. Many books offer advice on adapting plants to the desert; this one tells how gardeners can better adapt themselves to the challenge.

Mary Irish is one of the leading voices for horticulture in Arizona. Her previous two books on native plants of the Southwest have positioned Mary as a qualified expert on plants that thrive in the unique conditions of the desert Southwest. She is past director of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and is a frequent lecturer across the Southwest. Mary is also a highly regarded horticultural photographer.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Conditions of Desert Gardening
Trees
Desert Palms
Shrubs
Perennials
Wildflowers and Other Annuals
Vines
Cacti
Agaves
Other Succulents
Distinctive Desert Plants
Index

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