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Review This is the definitive guide for gardeners who want to create lush, colorful gardens with plants proven to thrive in an arid setting. ... Written in a clear, reader-friendly style and illustrated with sparkling color photographs, this book is a must for every gardener. -- Sadie Jo Smokey 'Arizona Republic' (04/22/2006)The photos that illustrate each species ... are clear and seductive, giving each plant its chance to win our hearts. ... The book would be worth its weight in penstemon seeds if only for the list of 23 botanical Web sites, all vetted by Irish for accuracy and relevance. -- Stuart Kellogg 'Victorville Daily Press' (03/31/2006)The book is designed to help you meet the challenge of choosing plants, knowing how to use them effectively and caring for them. It provides inspired, practical information on how to design dry climate gardens as well as everything you need to know about soil, planting, watering, feeding, propagating, and pests and diseases. -- Carolyn Muse Grant 'Southern Nevada Home & Garden' (04/01/2006)For southwestern gardeners, this book is indispensible; for the rest of us, it's a vacation to a beautiful and exotic landscape.Full of the kind of seasoned, practical information that comes from two decades of firsthand experience. -- Sharon Cohoon 'Sunset' (07/01/2006)' Full of the kind of seasoned, practical information that comes from two decades of firsthand experience.' -- Sharon Cohoon, Sunset, July 2006' For southwestern gardeners, this book is indispensible; for the rest of us, it' s a vacation to a beautiful and exotic landscape.' -- American Gardener, May/June 2006' With her deep Southwestern plant knowledge, personal anecdotes, and wry sense of humor, Irish is becoming the doyenne of Southwest garden writing. Full of both common and rare perennials for our region with photographs, 'Perennials for the Southwest' gives both beginners and seasoned plant geeks reasons to keep reading.' Scott Calhoun, Country Gardens, Fall 2006'Full of the kind of seasoned, practical information that comes from two decades of firsthand experience.'--Sharon Cohoon, Sunset, July 2006'For southwestern gardeners, this book is indispensible; for the rest of us, it's a vacation to a beautiful and exotic landscape.' --American Gardener, May/June 2006'With her deep Southwestern plant knowledge, personal anecdotes, and wry sense of humor, Irish is becoming the doyenne of Southwest garden writing. Full of both common and rare perennials for our region with photographs, 'Perennials for the Southwest' gives both beginners and seasoned plant geeks reasons to keep reading.' Scott Calhoun, Country Gardens, Fall 2006 Read more Book Description This is the definitive guide for gardeners in arid climates who want to create lush, colorful gardens while keeping artificial irrigation to a minimum. With inspired, practical information on how to design dry-climate gardens and an A-to-Z guide of the worthiest perennials, this book will help any gardener who has to contend with arid conditions. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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