The writing is exquisite, and I found the descriptions of the weather and plants spot-on, insightful, and occasionally surprising and graceful.
—Scott Calhoun, author of The Gardener's Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes
Mary Irish is a desert gardener par excellence. Anyone who prefers native plants to manicured lawns should read her account of how she and her husband turned their home ground into a showcase for a diversity of arid-lands plants, which are vastly more interesting than the typical suburban Bermuda grass.
—John Alcock author of When the Rains Come: A Naturalist's Year in the Sonoran Desert