American Horticultural Society
Southwest: Smart Garden Regional Guide (American Horticultural Society)
Presenting a new way to think about gardening, the American Horticultural Society's "smart gardening" program teaches gardeners how to design their own preferences and time availability, assess the possibilities of a location, and then create a garden that is in tune with the environment. A coding system, assigned to each plant, uses hardiness and heat zones, sun/shade, water needs, and plant size to help determine the perfect plants for any site.
Includes more than 3,000 plants that grow well in: Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Texas.