Provides detailed descriptions of some 300 species of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants suitable for dry and desert climates, including general advice about climatic variation, soil, and watering. Accompanied by color photographs that fairly well represent featured plants' habits but clearly date to the 1950s. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Mary Rose Duffield, a licensed landscape architect, is a fourth-generation Arizonan living in Tucson. She has an active practice designing landscapes throughout the Southwest. She has always had an interest in native and desert adapted plants and has been instrumental in the development of the new Southwest regional style in landscape design. Her work has won many awards and has appeared in books, magazines and other publications.
Warren Jones has educated two generations of landscape architects at the University of Arizona, before his promotion to professor emeritus. Jones currently serves on the advisory board of the Boyce Thompson Southwest Arboretum in Superior, Arizona, and as a consultant in arid regions throughout the world. He is also a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architecture and a recipient of the Lifetime Award given by the University of Arizona. The Arizona Green Industry offers a scholarship to Los Angeles students in his name. Warren Jones is the coauthor of Plants for Dry Climates, Fisher Books, 1998.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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Book Description HP Trade, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111557880417
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