Growing Desert Plants: From Windowsill to Garden

Growing Desert Plants: From Windowsill to Garden

by Theodore B. Hodoba, Mimi Kamp
     
 

Desert plants are known for their interesting shapes, colorful flowers, and wonderful textures. The author's clear instructions give even the inexperienced gardener all the necessary information to succeed. People living outside the desert can also grow desert plants successfully. The "Desert Plant Encyclopedia" of the book presents specific information on 101

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Desert plants are known for their interesting shapes, colorful flowers, and wonderful textures. The author's clear instructions give even the inexperienced gardener all the necessary information to succeed. People living outside the desert can also grow desert plants successfully. The "Desert Plant Encyclopedia" of the book presents specific information on 101 plants. Also included is a detailed chapter on propagation, where to obtain seeds, and hardiness zones.

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Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878610546
Publisher:
Red Crane Books
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Theodore B. Hodoba, the owner of a native plant nursery, has articles in publications including Fine Gardening and has coauthored a book with the New Mexico Department of Natural Resources, Everybody Needs Trees. He is a master horticulturist who teaches at the University of New Mexico.

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