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Plants For Natural Gardens: Southwestern Native & Adaptive Trees, Shrubs, Wildflowers & Grasses

This companion book to Natural by Design: Beauty and Balance in Southwest Gardens concentrates on over two hundred plants, individually photographed and profiled. The key to any successful garden is knowing the plants, the conditions that nurture them, and the care that must be taken in their propagation, cultivation, transplanting, and pruning. Knowing the native and adaptive plants of the region and how best to use them in the landscape will enable the gardener to create gardens of self-sustaining beauty.

Paperback: 148 pages

Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press (May 1, 1995)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 089013281X

ISBN-13: 978-0890132814

Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.5 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,122,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #90 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Region > Southwest #752 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Landscape #2430 in Books > Science & Math > Biological Sciences > Plants

Judith Phillips books are a godsend to those of us who garden in the high desert. She understands our highly varied zones and which plants thrive in each area. The illustrations and codes are very helpful. I am a public librarian and have bought many copies of her three books for our library and to use at home. Rather than hitting your head against the wall and wasting precious water trying to make something grow that does not belong in your area, Judith helps you create a great garden that will thrive and be relatively low maintenance. Her suggestions on plant combinations are particularly useful. The only criticism I have is one that happened at the printers: the pages in the back of Plants for Native Gardens which lists a chart of adaptive plants are not numbered. I highly recommend all three of Phillips' fine books.

Living in Las Vegas, my water concious conversion from grassto drought tolerant plants and landscape had to be wellthought out. It also had to be an efficient, long lasting,and effective action.This book helped in all of those areas.

Wonderful, informative book, destined for someone who will shortly be gardening in the Southwest.Makes creating a garden under difficult, arid conditiond less daunting.

Another fabulous book by Judith Phillips. I've been lucky enough to have Judith do a landscape design for two of my houses, and she is amazing.

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