For twenty years Irish and her husband Gary tended a garden in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over the years they transformed it into a lively and lovely spot that reflected both its place in the world—hot, dry, and often hostile to gardeners who don't understand its ways—and the particular passions of its two creators. She tells the story of how they transformed the barren half-acre plot around their house, located in one of the most extreme climates in the world, into a haven.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mary Irish is the former director of public horticulture at the Desert Botanical Garden In Phoenix and has written extensively on Southwest gardening with her husband, Gary Irish. She is a regular contributor to several magazines, including Sunset, and teaches classes on the care and culture of agaves, cacti, and other desert shrubs and perennials as well as introductory classes for beginning gardeners. She once hosted a weekly Phoenix-based radio show called The Arizona Gardener, and has also helped produce several television programs about gardening.
Location: Street: 6428 S McClintock Dr. City: Tempe, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 85283 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)