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Gardening in the Desert A Guide to Plant Selection & Care by Mary Irish

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Published by University of Arizona Press .
Written in English


  • Native plants for cultivation,
  • Southwest, New,
  • Home Gardening,
  • Gardening,
  • Gardening / Horticulture,
  • Regional - General,
  • Gardening/Plants,
  • Reference,
  • Native plant gardening,
  • Climatic - Desert,
  • Techniques,
  • Desert plants,
  • Desert gardening

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8069510M
ISBN 100816520577
ISBN 109780816520572

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  Anyone gardening in the hostile desert knows how tough it is to garden. Can't say this book makes it easy, however, it sure makes it easier! Some of his ideas are so simple, yet so effective. For example, stop fighting with uncooperative clay soil - put an old hay bale on top of the clay, and grow there!!/5(44).   Six Tips for Successful Desert Gardening. 1. Find the Right Seeds – Seeds that have been grown in and adapted to the high desert are going to be your best bet in the garden. There are countless heirloom varieties that have been protected by the companies that make it their life’s work to preserve the history of our fruits and vegetables. Desert Gardening for Beginners is a gem. The beginning of the book gives a good overview of gardening in Arizona. The real treasures of this book are the planting guides at the back of the book for hundreds of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Timing is critical when gardening in Arizona and this helpful book takes away the mystery of when to plant. Gardening in the Southwest has so much to offer. But gardening in the Desert Southwest also has its challenges, which is why we put together this guide to help you create a beautiful, easy-to-maintain landscape. Enjoy the beautiful selections that draw birds and butterflies to your yard, and you'll appreciate the edibles you can grow, harvest, and eat in your southwestern garden.

Explore our list of Desert gardening Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow. This is a great book--I refer to it over and over. It's divided into sections (vegetables and herbs, perennials, cacti, roses, etc.) and each section divided into 12 months. It's suited for high- and low-desert gardeners/5(3). Gardening in the Desert A Guide to Plant Selection and Care (Book): Irish, Mary: A practical introduction to southwest desert gardening. Gardening in this state is very unique and this book tells me what I need to do so I don't have to remember. Information from books written by authors without the experience of gardening in Arizona, doesn't work in this state. Mary Irish has spent her life working for a variety of Arizona gardening organizations and is an expert on agaves.