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The desert Southwest is booming, with western counties consistently leading in population growth over the past decade. Yet while the Southwest has plenty of people and plenty of heat and sunshine, water remains at a premium. From Southern California to West Texas, in Arizona and Nevada and New Mexico, homeowners seek new ways to enjoy a lush environment while conserving precious water resources. Plants for Dry Climates is the only book of its kind to cater to this thirsty audience, with information that comprises both good landscape design and essential cultural information for nearly 450 plants. It gives readers all the information they need to plan a complete landscape that includes both mini-oasis features as well as arid-landscape plantings.This revised edition of Plants for Dry Climates provides complete descriptions of more than 350 plant species in an extensive plant encyclopedia section, with entries including description, situational photo, and requirements: zone, soil, sun, water, temperature, and maintenance.
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Mary Rose Duffield is an award-winning landscape architect with an active practice designing landscapes throughout the Southwest. She has been instrumental in the development of the new Southwest regional style in landscape design, which emphasizes native plants. Warren Jones is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. A retired professor of landscape architecture at the University of Arizona, he now serves on the advisory board of the Boyce Thompson Southwest Arboretum in Superior, Arizona. He is the co-author of Landscape Plants for Dry Regions.Review:
"A splendid introduction to desert gardening." -- Sun City News-Sun 03/21/04
"An extensive reference book...a good book to daydream over when planning a desert garden." -- New Mexico Magazine, 8/02
"The first comprehensive plant book devoted to the growing conditions of our region...An essential resource." -- Phoenix Home & Garden March 2004
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