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Gardening in the Desert: A Guide to Plant Selection and Care

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

Drawing on her experience with public horticulture in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Irish explores the vexations and d
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Paperback, 175 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by University of Arizona Press
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GoldGato
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mary Irish is the Goddess of Desert Gardening, the Oracle of Aridness. Therefore, when I moved to the blistering desert and found myself with an empty canvas for landscape, I turned to this book on the recommendation of a local librarian. It has been a godsend.

We seem to have lost the gift of patience, of waiting for time to unfold its story.

Such a lovely quote and so very true. I now live in a resort area where the part-time snowbirds want big things to grow very quickly so they can view them w
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Aug 13, 2012 rated it liked it
I like the way she really cares about the plants and gardens she's describing. I wish there were more pictures, and I wish it included information about vegetables and herbs. But a lovely place to start.
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