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Welcome to Your Resource for Gardening in the Desert!

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

Does the thought of creating a garden in a dry climate, where rain is scarce and sizzling hot, summer temperatures are the norm leave you feeling overwhelmed? Perhaps you feel that rocks and cactus are all that you can have in your garden given our challenging conditions.

If you find yourself longing for lush green plants and a colorful garden, you have come to the right place!

Believe it or not, you can have an outdoor space filled with beautiful plants that shrug off our dry heat.

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Achieve The Desert Garden Of Your Dreams

You have to unlearn most of what you know about gardening other climates and learn how to garden in a hot, arid climate. The good news is that the new rules aren’t hard to learn and I’m here to teach them to you. Believe me when I say, that I know exactly how you feel because I had to learn myself how to garden in a hot, arid climate and there is a long trail of plants in my wake that has taught me what NOT to do.

Wherever I go, I am passionate about communicating with others about how much you can grow in the desert climate including flowering shrubs and ground covers, edible gardening, roses, succulents, cactus and so much more!

As a horticulturist and landscape consultant, I get so much satisfaction seeing a client’s face transform with joy as they learn what is possible to achieve in the desert garden – often with much less work than you would imagine.

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Check Out My Desert Gardening Online Classes!

There IS a way to equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to achieve your goal of a garden that will thrive in the desert WITHOUT a lot of fuss. I know because I’ve done it and I have been helping people like you do it for over 20 years!

I have two popular programs to help you learn how to create, grow, and maintain a beautiful desert garden.

Desert Gardening 101 is my popular online class where I teach you what you need to know to garden successfully in the desert and enjoy doing it!

Through the Garden Gate is my membership site with valuable monthly content, LIVE group coaching, and a great community of fellow gardeners.

Join My Facebook Group!

Let’s face it. Gardening in a hot, dry climate can be challenging but you don’t have to try to figure it out by yourself. I invite you to join a community of desert dwellers, like yourself, who are on the same journey.

“The DIRT on Desert Gardening” is my Facebook group where you will receive support and inspiration. I’m there every day and I look forward to getting to know you better!

Let’s Make Your Dreams Come True!

Wherever you are in your desert garden journey you have come to the right place!

I am SO glad you are here!!!

   -Noelle Johnson ‘AZ Plant Lady’

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Contact Noelle Today

Please reach out to me for information on booking me as a speaker, hiring me as a landscape consultant or about purchasing my online classes.  I normally respond in a few hours but it can take up to 2 business days to get a response. You can email me directly at noelle@azplantlady.com or use the form below. Happy Gardening!

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*Please note that I cannot answer individual gardening questions.

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