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Perennials for the Southwest : plants that flourish in arid gardens

Author: Mary Irish
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Mary Irish has produced the definitive guide for gardeners who want to create lush, colorful gardens while keeping artificial irrigation to a minimum. Because the climate is not uniform throughout the entire Southwest, Irish defines three distinct zones in terms of their hospitableness to plant life. Perennials for the Southwest provides information on how to design dry-climate gardens as well as everything you
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Irish
ISBN: 0881927619 9780881927610
OCLC Number: 60931429
Description: 312 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Designing with perennials --
Care of perennials --
Plant descriptions --
Uncommon perennials.
Responsibility: Mary Irish ; with photographs by Gary Irish.
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Suitable for gardeners who want to create lush, colorful gardens while keeping artificial irrigation to a minimum, this book helps Southwest gardeners meet the challenge of growing perennials  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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