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4397 E AZ Highway 260

 Payson,  AZ  85541



The Zen of Gardening In the High and Arid West

David Wann

Fulcrum Press


Xeriscape Color Guide

David Winger, Denver Water Department

Fulcrum Press


Xeriscape Plant Guide

Denver Water Department

Fulcrum Press


Xeriscape Handbook – 2

Gayle Weinstein

Fulcrum Press


Native Plants for High Elevation Western Gardens

Janice Busco and Nancy R. Morin

The Arboretum of Flagstaff


Heat-Zone Gardening – how to choose plants that thrive in your region’s warmest weather

Henry M. Cathey; Linda Bellamy

Time Life Books


Waterwise Landscaping With Trees, Shrubs and Vines

Jim Knopf

Chamisa Press


New Mexico Gardeners Guide

Judith Philips

Cool Springs Press

Drought – Tolerant Plants

Jane Taylor



Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants

Andrew Chevallier

Dorling Kindersley


Arizona Gardeners’ Guide

Mary Irish

Coolsprings Press


Native Plants for Southwest Landscape

Judy Mielke

Austin:  University of Texas. Austin


Shrubs and Trees for Southwest Uplands

Frances Hapgood Elmore

Southwest Parks and Monuments - Western National Parks Assoc.


Gardening with Native Wildflowers

Samuel B. Jones, Jr. and Leonard E. Foote

Timber Press


The Xeriscape Flower Gardener – A Waterwise Guide for the Rocky Mountain Region

Jim  Knopf

Johnson Books


High Desert Yards and Gardens

Lynne Ellen Dixon

University of NM Press





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