"Will prove especially useful for budding botanists and gardeners interested in learning more about agaves in their native habitat." (Library Journal
"Help[s] readers select plants properly and use them in conjunction with other compatible species.” (The Desert Sun
"Details 75 species with suggestions on how to add it to the home garden…each photo-rich entry also includes a description and care advice."
(Arizona Daily Star
"Once you’ve seen his photos and read his descriptions, you may find yourself crossing over into agave-nut territory yourself."
(Digging garden blog
"An extremely useful addition to my library, but even more than that it manages, on every page, to increase the excitement I feel about these wonderful plants."
About the Author
Greg Starr is a foremost proponent of Xeriscaping in the American Southwest. He is well known as an expert on low-water-use plants, and has spent most of his life popularizing and promoting the use of xeric plants such as agaves, leucophyllums, daleas, and many others. Greg owns and operates Starr Nursery, which specializes in agaves, cactus, and xeric shrubs. He has traveled extensively in agave country, both in Mexico and the United States, to study and photograph agaves in their habitats. He is a prolific writer for many respected publications. He previously wrote Cool Plants for Hot Gardens.