High and Dry: Gardening with Cold-Hardy Dryland Plants

High and Dry: Gardening with Cold-Hardy Dryland Plants

by Robert Nold


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Gardeners in the Interior West and Great Plains face a daunting challenge: a harsh, semi-arid climate of scorching summers and brutally cold winters. These climatic extremes rule out many standard garden plants that thrive in areas with greater rainfall and more moderate temperatures. In this comprehensive volume, Robert Nold describes the best picks among perennials and annuals; grasses; bulbs; rock garden plants; cacti; yuccas and other similar plants; shrubs; and trees—more than a thousand plants in all. Leavened with humor and rueful wisdom, Nold's pithy descriptions zero in on each plant's outstanding ornamental characteristics while giving the reader an accurate idea of what to expect from the plant's performance in the garden. A must-have for readers in: Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.

This book is only available through print on demand. All interior art is black and white.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604694475
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/22/2012
Pages: 422
Sales rank: 714,291
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Robert Nold is a regular writer for the rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the Colorado Gardener. His articles have appeared in The American Gardener and Horticulture, and he was a contributor to the 2004 revision of The American Horticultural Society's A–Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. He is the author of two award-winning Timber Press books: Penstemons and Columbines.

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