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Growing Desert Plants: From Windowsill to Garden Paperback – September 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Red Crane Books; 1st edition (September 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1878610546
  • ISBN-13: 978-1878610546
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,155,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There is more to desert gardening than cactus and rocks, as readers will discover when they open the pages of Hodoba's book. The author, the owner of a native plant nursery in New Mexico and past president of the New Mexico chapter of the Native Plant Society, draws upon the flora of the Chihuahuan desert region and offers gardeners a plethora of plants to choose from. Hodoba discusses designing desert gardens, propagation of desert plants, and growing desert plants under nondesert conditions. The heart of his book, however, is a desert-plant encyclopedia that gives information on a plant's physical description, location, and range in the wild, plus instructions on planting and care, with photographs (not seen) and line drawings of the plants. While there is some overlap with Mary Rose Duffield's Plants for Dry Climates (H.P. Books, 1992) and Judith Phillips's Southwestern Landscaping with Native Plants (Museum of New Mexico Pr., 1987), Hodoba's work belongs on the shelves of libraries in the desert Southwest as well as libraries in other areas with strong gardening collections.?John Charles, Scottsdale P.L., Ariz.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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By A Customer on April 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a very beneficial book for any Southwest gardener (sepecially those of us in New Mexico). So many Xeric books focus on either the low desert zone in Arizona or the High Plains in Coplorado - they are of little help to those of us in the Chihuahuan Desert. This book covers all of the zones completely and accurately.
Growing Desert Plants is a life saver (it also saved me a lot of money by helping me identify those plants to avoid for New Mexico).
This is a MUST for anyone serious about Xeric landscapes!
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By cakes on May 28, 2012
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Good resource for growing low maintenance plants. Written well! This book was what I was looking for and couldn't find. The illustrations were helpful.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 2, 1997
Format: Paperback
"When I have questions about desert gardening, especially in the high desert, I oftern reach for my copy of Growing Desert Plants-From Windowsill to Garden" SUNSE
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