Growing the Southwest Garden

Regional Ornamental Gardening
by Judith Phillips

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Plant selection and garden style are deeply influenced by where we are gardening. To successfully grow a range of beautiful ornamental plants, every gardener has to know the specifics of the region’s climate, soil, and geography.

Growing the Southwest Garden, by New Mexico-based garden designer Judith Phillips, is a practical and beautiful...
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Published By Timber Press

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 316

Publication Date 06/24/2015

ISBN 9781604695229

Dimensions 7.8 inches x 9.6 inches

“Explains the Southwest garden from every perspective, opening your eyes to its beauty, and helping you avoid costly mistakes.” —Debra Lee Baldwin, author of Succulents Simplified and Succulent Container Gardens

“Judith leads the way toward understanding our changing climate. With beautiful photographs and engaging prose, she shows Southwest gardeners the designs and plants we should be using to create inspiring, comfortable, and durable landscapes.” —David Salman, founder of High Country Gardens 

“When it comes to arid gardens, Judith Phillips is one of the masters. Her deep experience shines through, in elegant plant solutions for the climate, a gallery of homeowner-scale gardens, and accommodations for wildlife and humans.” —Scott Calhoun, author of The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus and columnist for Sunset

“An essential guide to gardening for the region.” —Houston Lifestyles Homes

Growing the Southwest Garden by Judith Phillips is possibly the best gardening book of the year for Colorado. Phillips, who lives in New Mexico, dispenses with hardiness zones but tells you the low temps that will kill that shrub, tree or perennial you’re mulling. She knows about mountains, microclimates and maximizing available water.” —The Denver Post

“Phillips shares her tried and true tips and secrets for creating a thriving, beautiful garden in the country’s most parched region...Chock-full of information on luscious flora and spectacular succulents, Phillips’ gardening guidebook showcases some of the desert’s most unexpected and bountiful blooms and shares specifics on the region’s climate, soil and geography. Everyone from Novice to expert gardener will find the information they need to begin cultivating.” —Modern Luxury Scottsdale