And because not all deserts are the same, Brookbank is careful to point out differences in scheduling encountered by gardeners in low- and middle-elevation regions in California and the Southwest. Whether you're raising vegetables, nursing citrus trees, or just trying to keep your front yard looking its best, you'll find that this handy book gives you a valuable month-by-month perspective on the year.
The Desert Gardener's Calendar: Your Month-by-Month Guide #ad - It helps you to focus on necessary activities and reminds you of simple tasks you might overlook. It's especially valuable for people who've moved to the desert regions from other parts of the country and follow old gardening dates that seldom apply to their new home. The desert gardener's calendar is a guide to the maintenance you need to do to keep your garden flourishing and your landscape attractive throughout the year.
Used book in Good Condition. It combines the month-by-month gardening and landscaping activities from two separate books by George Brookbank—Desert Gardening, Fruits and Vegetables and Desert Landscaping—and was created in response to readers who have found the calendar sections of those books especially invaluable.
I believe, "that if you use this calendar and let your judgment become more accurate with experience, " says the author, you'll soon be doing everything right.
Desert Gardening: Fruits & Vegetables: The Complete GuideDa Capo Press #ad - Enjoy plentiful fruits and vegetables from your desert garden. 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. Desert gardening expert George Brookbank will help you with your desert garden.
Two books in one. 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, Nevada, hot weather, California, and soils--When to plant--When to pruneOver 650 photographsGreat for Arizona, New Mexico, insects, and Texas! .
Desert Gardening: Fruits & Vegetables: The Complete Guide #ad - 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, fertilizing--New varieties for favorites: tomatoes, grapes, strawberries, pruning, melonsAnd the unusual.
Desert Landscaping: How to Start and Maintain a Healthy Landscape in the SouthwestUniversity of Arizona Press #ad - Plants are like people: They're Not Alike 3. Condominiums: common grounds, Common Problems Part 2 - A Month-by-Month Maintenance Guide. Palo verde borer Beetle: What to Do 12. Swimming pools: plants, Play, and Water-Saving 27. Soils and their improvement I: How to Plant in the Desert 7. Use arid-land Plants to Save Water 4.
Making and keeping a Good Hedge 21. Landscaping with Citrus 26. In part two, " he offers a handy almanac that tells what to do and what to watch out for each month of the year, "A Month-By-Month Maintenance Guide, with cross-references to the chapters in Part One. Pruning trees and Shrubs 22. Starting a Lawn 20
Desert Landscaping: How to Start and Maintain a Healthy Landscape in the Southwest #ad - What to do about Roots in Drains 15. Palm tree Care 23. How to avoid—and Repair—Frost Damage 10 What to do when things Go Wrong: A Troubleshooter's Guide 9. Desert conditions: How They Are "Different" 2. How to avoid Texas Root Rot 13. How to dig up plants and Move Them 16. Starting Wildflowers 19.
Southwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Arizona, Nevada & New Mexico Fruit & Vegetable Gardening GuidesCool Springs Press #ad - And before you know it you'll have delicious fresh fruits and vegetables on your table. Master the art of edible gardening in the beautiful southwestern United States. Southwest fruit & vegetable gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada. Author jacqueline soule shares her bountiful knowledge of edibles in general and the Southwest region in particular, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, equipping you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, and--most importantly--harvest the delicious foods they produce.
So whether you live in the tucson suburbs, or anywhere else in the southwestern tri-state area, the Mojave Desert, the New Mexico Bootheel, you'll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide.
Extreme Gardening: How to Grow Organic in the Hostile DesertsPoco Verde Landscape #ad - Extreme gardening is the quintessential gardening guide to organic gardening against all odds. Simple to understand with user-friendly spine, design, tools, companion planting, schedules, fertilizing, the book covers all topics from watering, and soils. The book is easily divided into three main sections-vegetables, fruits and nuts, and controlling extreme pests organically.
Each section is full of useful tips such as: each plants nickname; when they are available; how they should be supported; when to plant them; how to properly shade or unshade it; and how to fertilize it, etc. Used book in Good Condition. The controlling extreme pests section is broken down into sections by bug name and how to use organic, insect, and sensory-distracting controls.
Extreme Gardening: How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts #ad - Written by the well-known gardening guru, the "Garden Guy, " David Owens shows the experienced and novice gardener how to grow organic foods in hostile climates all desert climates and land. The author, david owens is a familiar face on local Phoenix television and radio as one of the foremost experts on organic gardening.