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Author Irish, Mary, 1949-

Title Trees and shrubs for the Southwest : woody plants for arid gardens / Mary Irish ; with photographs by Gary Irish.

Imprint Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  635.9770979 Ir4t 2008    ---  Available
Description 331 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-320) and index.
Contents Using trees and shrubs in the garden -- Care and cultivation -- Plant profiles.
Summary "Like gardeners everywhere, gardeners in the Southwest want home landscapes that include lush, thriving trees and shrubs. But contending with difficult soils, three-digit summer temperatures, and minimal rainfall can pose a daunting challenge. To add to the dilemma, many plants that prosper in other parts of the country can't be grown in the Southwest without resorting to wasteful artificial irrigation. The solution to this conundrum is choosing plants that are adapted to the rigors of the southwestern climate. In Trees and Shrubs for the Southwest, readers will find profiles of more than 200 of the most attractive, easy-to-grow, and climate appropriate trees and shrubs. Mary Irish also provides expert information about how to use trees and shrubs in the garden, how to plant and care for them, and how to combat common pests and diseases. This comprehensive title also includes clear and concise instructions on common tasks such as planting, staking, and pruning."--Amazon.
Subject Ornamental trees -- Southwestern States.
Ornamental shrubs -- Southwestern States.
Arid regions plants -- Southwestern States.
ISBN 9780881929058 (alk. paper)
0881929050 (alk. paper)

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