Dry Local weather Gardening e-book wins award!

March 13, 2024

Congrats to my pal Noelle Johnson, a horticulturist and panorama guide in Phoenix, whose e-book Dry Local weather Gardening has been named winner of a 2024 American Horticultural Society Award!

Picture by Noelle Johnson from Dry Local weather Gardening

I reviewed Dry Local weather Gardening final 12 months and know what an amazing useful resource this e-book is for desert gardeners. Test it out should you’re gardening in an arid area.

Congrats on the well-deserved award, Noelle!

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March 16: Attend the third annual Budding Out Plant Sale & Pageant on 3/16 on the John Fairey Backyard in Hempstead. Uncommon and distinctive crops from the backyard’s nursery and from choose plant distributors can be on the market. Further choices embody artwork, ceramics, jewellery, meals, music, and shows. Admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members, youngsters underneath 12 free. Hours: 10 am to 4 pm; members get early admission at 9 am (memberships out there on day of occasion).

March 30-31: Come see the Austin Cactus & Succulent Society Present at Zilker Botanical Backyard on 3/30 and three/31, from 10 am to five pm. Features a plant present with specimen cacti and succulents, handcrafted pottery, day by day silent public sale and hourly plant raffles, and skilled recommendation. Admission is included with paid admission to Zilker Backyard, $5 to $8 for adults, $3 to $4 for kids (underneath 2 free).

April 6: Come out to Austin’s Mayfield Park on 4/6 for the Mayfield Park Gardening Symposium & Fundraiser, 8:30 to 11 am. This annual profit for the park features a raffle, plant sale, and backyard audio system.

Could 4: Discover “sensible backyards, excellent swimming pools and pergolas, and out of doors rooms and gardens” on the ATX Out of doors Residing Tour on 5/4, 10 am to three pm. Panorama architects, designers, and builders can be readily available to reply questions. Tickets are $33.85 for adults, $17.85 for teenagers age 10-17.

Could 11: Save the date for Austin Dwelling’s Nice Outside Tour on 5/11.

June 1-2: Take a self-guided, 2-day tour of ponds and gardens in and round Austin on the annual Austin Pond and Backyard Tour, held 6/1 and 6/2, 9 am to five pm. Tickets are $20 to $25.

Come study gardening and design at Backyard Spark! I arrange in-person talks by inspiring designers, panorama architects, authors, and gardeners a couple of instances a 12 months in Austin. These are limited-attendance occasions that promote out rapidly, so be part of the Backyard Spark e mail record to be notified prematurely; merely click on this hyperlink and ask to be added. Season 8 kicks off in fall 2024. Keep tuned for more information!

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