The Art of Southwest Landscaping is the second in a series on landscaping in the desert regions of the Southwest. It is dedicated to the wide variety of delightful desert accents, cacti, groundcovers, ornamental grasses, palms, shrubs, succulents, trees and vines that can beautify landscapes. The author, Dawn Layna Fried, has included a broad selection of plant species that she has used in her own practice as a landscape designer over the past 30 years. Dawn Layna Fried, also an avid plant photographer, has always been passionate about creating magnificent, outdoor living spaces using a variety of color and greenery. She has spent years designing and installing award-winning landscapes for her company, Horticulture Unlimited Inc, in Tucson, Arizona. Each of the plant species listed in this book have been used by Dawn to create unforgettable Southwest landscapes. Stunning photographs accompany each species. The author hopes her book will be the inspiration for you to create unimaginable gardens in your own backyard. The Art of Southwest Landscaping will educate longtime desert dwellers and newcomers alike about the variety of amazing landscape plants available today for small and large gardens. The book includes specific plant suggestions for a variety of landscapes, along with detailed characteristics and special features, such as flower color, fragrance, texture and uses for shade, sun or to attract butterflies. It also identifies the genus and species for each plant with detailed resources on how to keep plants healthy.