Hot Garden Landscape Design for the Desert Southwest
An inspiring and witty guide to landscape design in dry climates. "Put your desert eyes on," is Scott Calhoun's first advice to gardeners facing arid Southwestern regions with extreme climate conditions. Then he shows how to translate the natural More...
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List Price: $40.00
Copyright Year: 2008
Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers
Publication Date: 5/5/2009
Size: 9.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
An inspiring and witty guide to landscape design in dry climates. "Put your desert eyes on," is Scott Calhoun's first advice to gardeners facing arid Southwestern regions with extreme climate conditions. Then he shows how to translate the natural beauty of the region--mountains, canyons, sculptural succulents, and incandescent sky--into gorgeous yet water-thrifty landscape designs that complement existing architecture as well as the environment that surrounds it. Spectacular photographs help to tell the tale, showing flowering plants that are also tough as nails, vivid purple walls, and cacti with "punk rock hairdos," along with creative touches drawn from Native American and pop culture. Gardeners at all levels will find insight, inspiration, tips, and tricks to help them create and foster beauty in the desert. 100 color photos, 20 b/w illustrations.
Scott Calhoun is an award-winning garden designer and the author of two previous books, Chasing Wildflowers and Yard Full of Sun, for which he won the American Horticultural Society's book award in 2006. Formerly the "Garden Expert" for Tucson's CBS affiliate, Calhoun now writes a weekly garden design column for The Arizona Daily Star and the Western states plant notes column for Country Gardens magazine. He's also a regular contributor to Sunset and Horticulture magazines. His Web site is www.zonagardens.com.