Hello! I’m Noelle Johnson, aka ‘AZ Plant Lady’ and I’m here to help you create a beautiful garden that will thrive in the desert Southwest.
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.
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.
To get started on your desert garden journey, I recommend that you subscribe to my email list so you’ll never miss a blog post where I share helpful garden tips along with my adventures as a horticulturist who gardens in the desert. Like many of you, I didn’t grow up in the desert Southwest and never dreamed that I would end up loving it so much that I put down roots and became a horticulturist. You can learn more about me by clicking the “About” photo above.
I’ve added a NEW resource for desert dwellers in the form of my “Through the Garden Gate” membership club where I come alongside you to help you create, grow, maintain, and most importantly, enjoy gardening in the desert. For those who want individual assistance, I have worked as a landscape consultant for over 20 years in the Phoenix area and would be happy to assist you. I invite you to visit my Landscape Consultation page for more information where you can contact me to set up an appointment.
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! Click “Work With Me” to learn about my latest speaking engagements, or to request a media guide.
Wherever you are in your desert garden journey you have come to the right place!
I am SO glad you are here!!!