Hot Garden: Landscape Design for the Desert Southwest

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"Put your desert eyes on," is Scott Calhoun's first advice to gardeners facing arid Southwestern regions with extreme climate conditions. Then he shows how to translate the natural beauty of the region—mountains, canyons, sculptural succulents, and incandescent sky—into gorgeous yet water-thrifty landscape designs that complement existing architecture as well as the environment that surrounds it. Spectacular photographs help to tell the tale, showing flowering plants that are also tough as nails, vivid purple walls, and cacti with "punk rock

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"Put your desert eyes on," is Scott Calhoun's first advice to gardeners facing arid Southwestern regions with extreme climate conditions. Then he shows how to translate the natural beauty of the region—mountains, canyons, sculptural succulents, and incandescent sky—into gorgeous yet water-thrifty landscape designs that complement existing architecture as well as the environment that surrounds it. Spectacular photographs help to tell the tale, showing flowering plants that are also tough as nails, vivid purple walls, and cacti with "punk rock hairdos," along with creative touches drawn from Native American and pop culture. Gardeners at all levels will find insight, inspiration, tips, and tricks to help them create and foster beauty in the desert.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781933855318
  • Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/5/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 10.34 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Calhoun is the author of The Hot Garden, Yard Full of Sun (which was a 2006 American Horticultural Society Book of the Year), and Chasing Wildflowers, which was a winner of the Garden Writers Association 2008 Silver Award of Achievement. A full time freelancer maintaining a rigorous schedule, Calhoun works as a writer, teacher, and garden designer. His company, Zona Gardens, is located is Tucson, Arizona.

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