I help desert-dwellers learn how to create, grow, and maintain a beautiful desert garden.


"Gardening in the desert isn't hard, it's just different."


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In my award-winning book,  Dry Climate Gardening, I deliver all the know-how you need to grow a breathtaking, colorful, and vibrant garden in low-water conditions.

Gardening in an arid climate doesn’t have to mean a yard full of rocks with a few cacti plunked in. With careful plant selection and thoughtful design, you can create a low-water landscape that’s an oasis for humans and wildlife alike. There are hundreds of plants well-suited to xeric conditions, and with the proper care, they create a living desert landscape that will stop passersby in their tracks. Let Dry Climate Gardening be your guide to crafting a climate-appropriate outdoor living space that’s the envy of the neighborhood, whether you live in the American Southwest, the Mediterranean region, or any other arid climate.

With water restrictions and the number of gardeners dealing with drought conditions on the rise, we all need to get more creative in the way we grow. Water-wise landscaping is a must for millions of gardeners. In Dry Climate Gardening, you’ll learn how to do it with care and style. #ad

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About Noelle Johnson

Hello! I’m Noelle Johnson – horticulturist, landscape consultant, instructor and author. I help desert-dwellers learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful landscapes that thrive in a hot, arid climate.

When I meet with most people, they assume that I have a ‘natural’ green thumb and that desert gardening comes easily for me. However, they are often surprised to find that wasn’t initially true.

Like most people who find themselves living in Arizona, I am not originally from here. In fact, when I moved here as a young bride, I had no idea how to choose plants that would grow here, much less create a lovely garden. In fact, in our first home in Phoenix, I managed to kill the existing rose bushes as well as all of the new plants I had bought on my limited budget! Motivated by my failures, I was determined to learn how to create a beautiful garden, and this is where the roots of “AZ Plant Lady” began over twenty-five years ago.

"Gardening in the Desert Isn't Hard, It's Just Different"

I share my experience and expertise as a horticulturist and landscape consultant who has helped desert dwellers like you learn how to create, grow, and maintain a beautiful outdoor space, filled with plants that thrive in a hot, dry climate. We get into the "dirt on gardening in the desert!"

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