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  1. A Desert Gardener's Companion
    A Desert Gardener's Companion
    A Desert Gardener's Companion
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  2. A Desert Gardener's Companion

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For old hands or inexperienced newcomers, A Desert Gardener's Companion is the essential reference for creating and maintaining a bountiful and environmentally sensitive Southwestern garden. Master Gardener Kim Nelson provides a wealth of information in an easy-to-use seasonal format, covering what to do week-by-week in the desert climates of southern California, Arizona, southern Nevada, southern New Mexico, and west Texas.

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Brand: Rio Nuevo
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Rio Nuevo Publishers
Rio Nuevo Publishers
Rio Nuevo Publishers
Rio Nuevo Publishers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

There has been a rush on new books about desert gardening lately, but most of them don't contain the secrets required to be successful. A Desert Gardener's Companion provides practical, only-learned-through-experience knowledge. In the manner of a confidante, it relays the intimate wisdom gained from a close, day-by-day relationship with a garden in the desert climate. With ecological explanations of why things happen, the suggestive advice makes good sense. This book could only have been written by a Master Gardener with a real love for their garden and the earth.
Just to let everyone know, I'm not writing these reviews for the people who are going to check my grammar, punctuation, or writing style. If I start worrying about that, I'll never write a review. I always seem to be in a hurry when I sit down to write so please, forgive my punctuational errors.

A Desert Gardener's Companion
by Kim Nelson
Rio Nuevo Publishers

I was honestly surprised how much I liked this book. Generally, I don't care for "month by month in the garden" type books. They seem to serve more as reminders of what needs doing in the season and, while somewhat helpful, are just not my thing. The problem I have with them is that they don't seem to go in depth on anything while touching lightly on many topics and I've read enough lightweight garden books to want something more substantial. I also find it difficult to lay my hands (eyes?) on the specific topic I'm looking for when it's written in this format.

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This is helpful for gardeners with some experience and also for new gardeners. While it's not a beginners manual per se, it's entertaining enough to inspire. The monthly checklists are practical, but the personal writing style means you can read the whole book for enjoyment and then go back to specific sections for detailed info. There are even some step-by-step sections, for example on forcing bulbs, planting a pecan tree, and growing succulents from seed.
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