Creating an attractive garden in the desert can seem overwhelming with our dry climate and intensely hot summers that seemingly last forever. Can anything green and pretty grow in a barren, brown landscape covered in rock?

The answer is YES!

Yes, the desert is a very different place to create, grow, and maintain a garden, but it can be done and you DON’T need to settle for a yard filled with rock and spiky cactus.

I’ve done it and you can too, and it’s much easier than you think! I help individuals like you learn how to create, grow, and maintain a beautiful landscape that thrives in the desert climate. 

As a horticulturist and landscape consultant, I’ve been helping individuals like you learn how to create, grow, and maintain a beautiful landscape that thrives in the desert climate for the past 20 years.

As you might expect, there are a lot of people who need my help, and my work calendar is overflowing with appointments with individual consultations.

This got me to thinking of a better way for me to reach a larger group of people, like you, who struggle to create an attractive landscape in a hot, arid climate. I’ve been working on a special project for the past three months to address this problem, and I’m almost ready to tell you all about it!!!

I’ll be honest; this is the biggest thing that I’ve done since I launched my blog 9 years ago and I am feeling both excited and nervous at the same time.

The official launch date is Wednesday, September 5th. I will be releasing all the details via the blog, social media, and through email to my subscribers.


My close friends and family have heard me talk about little else the past few months and it will be a relief to finally share it with all of you!!!

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Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

5 replies
  1. Koleta Scott
    Koleta Scott says:

    I recently found your blog and love it. I live in the Oklahoma Panhandle and we come to AZ every chance we get. I love the desert and would love to live there. In 2001 we spent 6 months there while my husband was working there. The only thing about living in AZ is not being closer to the grandchildren. I am a Oklahoma Master Gardener and love working with plants. In my Greenhouse I have a 5 ft. saguaro that I bought in 2001 from a nursery when it was only 2 ft. tall. I planted a seed from a seed pod that a nice older man from the Sonoran Desert Museum gave me in 1989 and it is now 2 ft. tall. It is in a smaller pot because I don’t want it to grow as big as the other one. I also have a Ocotillo that I planted in 2001 and it is about 2 feet tall with 4 stems on it.

  2. Amber
    Amber says:

    I moved to Phoenix from Florida and you were the first site and resource I found to help me with my yard. You’ve helped me through the good, beautiful and the…..oops shouldn’t have planted that 🙂

    Can’t wait to see your new adventure!

  3. Patti
    Patti says:

    To answer the question you posed in the title of this post … YES!! I’m looking forward to your new project!

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