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Desert plants for desert gardens

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Published by Best West Publications in Palm Desert, Calif .
Written in English


  • Desert plants.,
  • Gardening.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Patricia Moorten and Rex Nevins.
ContributionsNevins, Rex.
The Physical Object
Pagination112 p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14128826M

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