The Arizona Low Desert Flower Garden: A Seasonal Guide to Bloom, Height, Color, and Texture

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Gibbs Smith, 2007 - Gardening - 144 pages
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The Arizona Low Desert Flower Garden

A Seasonal Guide to Bloom, Height, Color, and Texture

Kirti Mathura

Illustrated by Jennie Rambo

The Arizona Low Desert Flower Garden serves as the perfect guide to designing, planning, and caring for a garden in this complex climate. This book features easy-to-use tri-cut flip pages that make it a snap to compare plants and visualize how colors will blend in the garden, as well as to compare growing season, height at bloom stage, propagation method, and sunlight requirements for hundreds of low-water plants.

Includes:

Temperature variations of the region.

USDA Hardiness Zone Maps.

Fertilization, sun exposure, plant maintenance, and soil information.

Information for choosing plant shape, color, contrast, texture, and seasonal interest to achieve an overall desired look.

Information on low-water and water-conserving gardening (Xeriscaping).

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About the author (2007)

Kirti Mathura is the curator of the shrub collection and the horticulturist responsible for the herb and vegetable gardens at the Desert Botanical Garden. She has been featured on HGTV's Gardening by the Yard," as well as in publications including the Arizona Republic.

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