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All photographs are in full color. Volume 1: Plants for Natural Gardens, Southwestern Native and Adaptive Trees, Shrubs, Wildflowers and Grasses. 148 pages. Presents illustrated profiles of more than 180 plants plus discusses some 450 plants in all. All are organized around the three major ecosystems of the southwest. It has become an essential volume addressing the unique and beautiful plants of this region. Volume 2: Natural By Design, Beauty and Balance in Southwest Gardens. 200 pages. This book is designed to help the gardener to understand why and how plants grow where they do. Striking a balance between nature and horticulture is nowhere more vital than in the Southwest, where extremes of temperture, sparse rainfall, poor soils, and blasting winds challenge both gardeners and plants. In this volume Phillips presents a thorough treatment of landscape design, planting, and maintenence of gardens iin the each of the three major southwestern ecosystems. Urban gardens and wildlife habitats are also addressed. This book is a critical companion to the first volume. Together they form the essential an essential source of reference for the southwestern gardener.
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Book Description Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0890132836