Month-by-Month Gardening in the Desert Southwest

Month-by-Month Gardening in the Desert Southwest

by Mary Irish
     
 

Do I prune my hydrangea in the fall or do I wait until early spring?
When is it safe to put out tomatoes?
Can I divide iris now?

If you have ever asked yourself questions like these, Month-by-Month Gardening inThe Desert Southwest is for you. Gardening is a journey, not a destination. The day-by-day gardening experiences - planting a few onion sets

Overview

Do I prune my hydrangea in the fall or do I wait until early spring?
When is it safe to put out tomatoes?
Can I divide iris now?

If you have ever asked yourself questions like these, Month-by-Month Gardening inThe Desert Southwest is for you. Gardening is a journey, not a destination. The day-by-day gardening experiences - planting a few onion sets in the first warm afternoon of spring… the surprises - a purple crocus before the snow has even gone … the satisfaction - fresh green beans on the dinner table, or tomatoes, bright and red, safely in quart jars … these are the things that keep the gardener coming back year after year.

Month-by-Month Gardening inThe Desert Southwest is packed with information that explains what needs to be done and when it needs to be done in the southwestern garden. Topics include:

  • The most effective planting techniques.
  • How and when to prune.
  • The best season for fertilizing your lawn.
  • The differences between bare-root, container, and balled-and-burlapped plants.
  • Eleven plant categories, including Annuals, Bulbs, Herbs, Vegetables, Houseplants, Lawns, Perennials, Roses, Shrubs, and Trees.
  • Twelve monthly calendars for each plant category - 132 calendars in all! - that make is easy to find the proper gardening advice.

Whatever your gardening interests or the time of year, you can take the guesswork and mystery out of gardening. You will become a more satisfied gardener … and your garden will show it!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591860006
Publisher:
Cool Springs Press
Publication date:
02/03/2003
Series:
Month-By-Month Gardening in the Desert Southwest Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Irish is one of the leading voices for horticulture in Arizona. Her previous two books on native plants of the Southwest have positioned Mary as a qualified expert on plants that thrive in the unique conditions of the desert Southwest. She is past director of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and is a frequent lecturer across the Southwest. Mary is also a highly regarded horticultural photographer.

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