Best Desert Climate Gardening Books
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1. Texas Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition, Includes Oklahoma! 48 Landscape Designs, 200+ Plants & Flowers Best Suited to the Region (Creative Homeowner) Nearly 400 Photos and Easy Step-by-Step Instructions
Author: by Greg Grant
Published at: Design Originals; Third edition (July 25, 2011)
Find inspiring ideas to make your Texas or Oklahoma home landscape more attractive and functional! 48 beautiful designs created by landscape professionals specifically for TX & OKOver 200 plants picked for your region, with detailed descriptions and all you need to know to plant & maintain themNearly 400 photos and illustrations to help envision your resultsStep-by-step instructions for building structures like paths, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellisesCreative solutions for front entries, foundation plantings, patios, steep slopes, and moreTexas Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition is an updated, expanded edition of Creative Homeowner’s award-winning book on landscaping Texas-style!
Inside, you’ll find inspiring ideas for making your home landscape more attractive and functional. The 48 featured designs are created by landscape professionals from the region and use more than 200 region-specific plants that thrive in Texas and Oklahoma. Included are detailed instructions for projects such as paths, patios, ponds, and arbors, concise information for gardening techniques, and easy-to-follow plans.
2. At Home in Joshua Tree: A Field Guide to Desert Living
Author: by Sara Combs
Published at: Running Press Adult; Illustrated edition (October 23, 2018)
Infuse your life with desert vibes, from home designs and entertaining plans to wellness rituals, with this beautifully illustrated lifestyle guide from the creators of The Joshua Tree House. At Home in Joshua Tree offers a peek inside the captivating world of southern California’s high-desert, with The Joshua Tree House founders Sara and Rich Combs bringing readers into their laid back, inviting world through mindful practices that enhance the everyday.
Guided by nature and the cycles of the sun, this beautiful book offers an intentional, mindful way of living that combines the very best of the wellness movement and modern design to celebrate the singular beauty of the desert. Dive into the design principles that guide The Joshua Tree House, then experience a day in the desert, from sunrise to nightfall.
Each chapter in this beautiful lifestyle guide incorporates designs, recipes, wellness practices, and entertaining rituals that elevate and honor the ordinary moments associated with that time. Interviews with other designers, artists, and makers who are inspired by the desert, including those whose designs are featured throughout the Joshua Tree House, are sprinkled throughout, alongside gorgeous full-bleed photographs and a complete sourcing guide.
3. Hydroponics and Greenhouse Gardening: 3-in-1 Gardening Book to Grow Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit All-Year-Round (Urban Homesteading)
Author: by Richard Bray
Published at: Independently published (November 14, 2019)
Gardening is a rewarding hobby. And one that can produce you substantially more crop if done correctly. Using innovative gardening methods such as hydroponics or greenhouse gardening can help your plants mature 25% faster while delivering a 30% increase in yield. If you want to taste the pleasure of your homegrown food and see tremendous results this Book Bundle on Greenhouse Gardening and Hydroponics is for you!
With hydroponics:You don’t need a yard or garden area. Plants grow faster and produce more harvest compared to plants grown in soil. Grow out of season crops, all year round. Greenhouse gardening gives you the opportunity toExtend your growing season.
Grow plants that normally don’t survive in your region. Jump-start a new growing period. Whatever goal you have this guide get you covered. This bundle contains the first three books* from the bestselling Urban Homesteading Series:#1 Hydroponics: How to Pick the Best Hydroponic System and Crops for Homegrown Food Year-RoundWith this book, you will learn the basics of hydroponics and find the hydroponic system that best suits your needs.
4. Month-By-Month Gardening in the Deserts of Arizona: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year
Author: by Mary Irish
Published at: Cool Springs Press (February 1, 2008)
Desert gardening presents its own unique set of challenges and knowing what maintenance tasks to perform throughout each month of the year is key to success. This quintessential guide walks you thorough a list of gardening to-dos, telling you exactly what dryland gardens need to look their best, no matter the season.
With valuable care tips throughout the book, Arizona gardeners are handed the answers to the region’s most common question. From pruning shrubs and trees to caring for cacti, succulents, and other desert perennials, this month-by-month guide to water-wise landscaping is the perfect handbook for desert homeowners.
Easy to use, filled with colorful, descriptive photographs, and written by desert gardening expert Mary Irish, Month-By-Month Gardening in the Deserts of Arizona is like having a professional landscape advisor in the garden with you all year long. The Month-By-Month Gardening series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening.
5. The Drought-Defying California Garden: 230 Native Plants for a Lush, Low-Water Landscape
Author: by Greg Rubin
Published at: Timber Press (April 6, 2016)
A must-have for every gardener in California looking for a new way to garden in a changing climate In recent years California has been facing extreme drought, and in 2015 they passed state-wide water restrictions that affect home owners. Unfortunately the drought is only going to get worse, and gardeners who aren’t willing to abandon their beloved pastime entirely are going to have to learn how to garden with the absolute minimum of water.
The Drought-Defying California Garden highlights the best 230 plants to grow, shares advice on how to get them established, and offers tips on how to maintain them with the minimum amount of water. All of the plants are native to Californiamaking them uniquely adept at managing the harsh climateand include perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, and succulents.
6. Gardening with Less Water: Low-Tech, Low-Cost Techniques; Use up to 90% Less Water in Your Garden
Author: by David A. Bainbridge
Published at: Storey Publishing, LLC (December 29, 2015)
2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner for Green Living & Sustainability Are you facing drought or water shortages? Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently using up to 90 percent less water for the same results.
With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant’s roots with little to no evaporation. These systems are available at hardware stores and garden centers; are easy to set up and use; and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees.
7. Succulents (Idiot's Guides)
Author: by Cassidy Tuttle
Published at: Alpha; Illustrated edition (December 1, 2015)
With their unique shapes and striking colors, succulents make the most beautiful houseplants. They are simple to care for and grow easily indoorsperfect for novice plant caretakers and seasoned gardeners alike. Succulents is your photographic, step-by-step guide to selecting, potting, and caring for your succulent plants.
From cacti to aloe to echeveria, succulents have captured the hearts of crafters, decorators, and plant lovers all over the world. Always popular as an outdoor plant in warm climates, succulents have also found popularity as an indoor plant that requires little maintenance and is fun to look at.
This book includes: Snapshots of 100 of the most popular varieties of succulent plants, including care, color, hardiness, pairing, and a full-color photo for each. Everything needed to select, pair, pot, and care for succulent plants. 16 beautiful craft projects with how-to steps and color photos, including picture frames, wreaths, terrariums, centerpieces, and bouquets.
8. Hot Color, Dry Garden: Inspiring Designs and Vibrant Plants for the Waterwise Gardener
Author: by Nan Sterman
Published at: Timber Press (April 26, 2018)
Dry weather defines the southwest, and it’s getting dryer. As water becomes more precious, our gardens suffer. If we want to keep gardening, we must revolutionize our plant choices and garden practices. Hot Color, Dry Garden provides home gardeners with a joyful, color-filled way to exuberantly garden in low-water conditions.
Garden expert Nan Sterman highlights inspiring examples of brilliant gardens filled with water-smart plants. Gardeners will find advice for adding color to the garden, information about designing for structure and texture, and a plant directory that features drought-tolerant plants that dazzle.
Hot Color, Dry Garden is a must-have guide for gardeners in the Southwest and other areas affected by drought and low-water conditions.
9. Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates: Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape
Author: by Nora Harlow
Published at: Timber Press (January 5, 2021)
Dry summer, wet winter climate? This is your must have plant guide. Selecting plants suited to your climate is the first step toward a thriving, largely self-sustaining garden that connects with and supports the natural world. With gentle and compelling text and stunning photographs of plants in garden settings, Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates by Nora Harlow and Saxon Holt is a guide to native and climate-adapted plants for summer-dry, winter-wet climates of North America’s Pacific coast.
Knowing what these climates share and how and why they differ, you can choose to make gardens that maintain and expand local and regional biodiversity, take little from the earth that is not returned, and welcome and accommodate the presence of wildlife.
With global warming, it is now even more critical that we garden in tune with climate.
10. Cacti and Succulents Handbook: Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of More Than 140 Common Species and Varieties (CompanionHouse Books) Cholla, Agave, Prickly Pear, Aloe, Sansevieria, and More
Author: by Gideon F Smith
Published at: CompanionHouse Books (April 10, 2018)
Everything you need to know about cacti and succulents packed into one easy-to-use volume! 60 cactus species, from candelabra cholla and golden-barrel cactus to crow’s claw and mother of hundreds12 succulent families, with featured types of yucca, agave, aloe, sansevieria, and more7 notable collections found in botanical gardens around the world, from Switzerland to South Africa200 color photos make it easy for you to spot and identify cacti and succulents in the wildHow to cultivate cacti and succulents, their natural habitats, care, handling, common pests and diseases, and moreThere are over 10,000 species of succulents worldwide, of which cacti are but one family.
This user-friendly handbook is your guide to the selection and cultivation of these diverse and fascinating plants! Appealing to both the novice and experienced gardener, Cacti and Succulents Handbook provides comprehensive information on more than 140 common (and uncommon) species and varieties, including their ideal locations, natural habitats, and care and feeding needs.
11. Pretty Tough Plants: 135 Resilient, Water-Smart Choices for a Beautiful Garden
Author: by Plant Select
Published at: Timber Press (May 3, 2017)
Tough-but-beautiful plant picks There’s a growing demand for dependably hardy plants that require less maintenance and less water, but look no less beautiful in the garden. Plant Selectthe leading purveyor of plants designed to thrive in difficult climatesmeets this need by promoting plants that allow gardeners everywhere to have stunning, environmentally-friendly gardens that use fewer resources.
Pretty Tough Plants highlights 135 of Plant Select’s top plant picks. Each profile features a color photograph and specific details about the plant’s size, best features, and bloom season, along with cultural needs, landscape features, and design ideas. The plant list includes perennials and annuals, groundcovers, grasses, shrubs, and trees.
A chart at the end of the book makes it easy to choose the right plants for specific conditions and needs.
12. The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden
Author: by Johanna Silver
Published at: Timber Press (October 5, 2016)
For those of youand your numbers are growinggardening in drought-stricken parts of the country, The Bold Dry Garden will quench your thirst for inspiration. New York Times Book Review Ruth Bancroft is a dry gardening pioneer. Her lifelong love of plants led to the creation of one of the most acclaimed public gardens, The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California.
The Bold Dry Garden offers unparalleled access to the garden and the extraordinary woman responsible for it. In its stunningly photographed pages, you’ll discover the history of the garden and the design principles and plant palette that make it unique.
Packed with growing and maintenance tips, profiles of signature plants for a dry garden, and innovative design techniques, The Bold Dry Garden has everything you need to create a garden that is lush, waterwise, and welcoming.
13. Desert Gardening: Fruits & Vegetables: The Complete Guide
Author: by George Brookbank
Published at: Da Capo Press; Revised edition (April 22, 1991)
An illustrated guide to growing plentiful fruits and vegetables in the driest of American climatesWherever you live in the desert-up to 3,500-feet elevation-this guide is for you. Enjoy plentiful fruits and vegetables from your desert garden. Desert gardening expert George Brookbank will help you with your desert garden.Two books in one …
A tremendous reference tool you’ll use all year ’round!1. Complete how-to-do-it guide-Drip irrigation and watering-How to prepare desert soil-Which plant and tree varieties to choose-Citrus: Watering, pruning, fertilizing-New varieties for favorites: tomatoes, strawberries, grapes, melonsAnd the unusual … Low-chill applesOriental vegetablesYard-long beans-New chapters on hydroponics and alternatives to poisonous chemicals2.
Week-by-week desert calendar-Learn how to work with the desert’s short seasons, hot weather, insects, and soils-When to plant-When to pruneOver 650 photographsGreat for Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Texas!
14. The California Native Landscape: The Homeowner's Design Guide to Restoring Its Beauty and Balance
Author: by Greg Rubin
Published at: Timber Press; Illustrated edition (March 5, 2013)
Water shortages and water rationing are commonplace throughout California, rendering expanses of lawn and thirsty, nonnative plants unsustainable. The California Native Landscape addresses both concerns by showing homeowners how to succeed with natives and showing them how lush, colorful, and thriving their landscape can be.
The authors stress the importance of smart garden design and combining the right plants to promote the natural symbiosis that occurs within plant communities. Native plants also play an important role in creating fire-resistant landscapes, and this new book has cutting-edge information on this crucial topic, refuting the myth that natives are more fire-prone than nonnatives.
With its unique combination of proven techniques, environmental wisdom, and inspiring design advice, this is an essential resource for all California gardeners who want to create a beautiful, ecologically appropriate, and resource-conserving home landscape.
15. Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties
Author: by Debra Lee Baldwin
Published at: Timber Press; Illustrated edition (May 21, 2013)
Demystifies these popular low-water beauties. Country Gardens Magazine Whether you’re a novice or veteran, have an acre to fill or a just few pots, or live in Calexico or Canada, Succulents Simplified is a dazzling primer for success with succulents!
Debra Lee Baldwin, the Queen of Succulents, profiles the 100 top plant picks and includes basic information on how to grow and care for succulents no matter where you live. Step-by-step projects, including a cake-stand centerpiece, special-occasion bouquets, a vertical garden, and a succulent topiary sphere, will inspire you to express your individual style.
16. Container Succulents: Creative Ideas for Beginners
Author: by Kentaro Kuroda
Published at: Tuttle Publishing; Illustrated edition (September 17, 2019)
Container Succulents is the perfect book for container gardening beginners who don’t have a lot of space to work with. The beautiful photographs of succulent decor are sure to inspire your inner gardener, interior designer and all-around house plant lover.
Learn how to care for and display individual succulent varieties, or get creative with groupings that combine multiple plants with complementary colors, shapes and sizes. Whether you prefer a garden that is simple or intricate, this book covers all the basics of container selection and succulent care to ensure healthy plants.
This book shows you how to:Use the colors and textures of your containers to enhance the tones and textures of the succulents to create stunning visual combinationsRepurpose old cans and kitchenware to create interesting and healthy new homes for your succulentsUse unconventional and openwork containers (like an antique birdcage) to add a new dimension to a compositionPlant succulents in antique urns and pedestals for a touch of the unexpectedUse traditional planters and baskets to create interesting design effectsCreate attractive soil surfaces and use cuttings to create original arrangementsAnd much more!