Featured here are books to help you garden across the Southwest, as well as some that are more regional to the Sonoran Desert. They are written Dr. Jacqueline A. Soule. These are the books currently available.


What the Reviewers are saying about Jacqueline’s writing:

“(Soule) offers advice liberally but without judgment, urging gardeners of all experience levels to give themselves a break when something doesn’t grow the way they’d hoped.” – Su Casa Magazine

“Soule’s book is chock full of colorful photos, as well as helpful graphs and charts, that can motivate and educate any gardener.” – Tucson Lifestyle Magazine

About This Book Store

SOON! This will be set up so that you can purchase these books from the Horticulture Therapy non-profit organization Tierra del Sol Institute.  They will ship the books via USPS within roughly 2 business days. If you wish I will sign the books, or even inscribe them to you. We are going to try to set this up so we can ship gifts as well.

Currently the books are available on Amazon, and some are sold by the Tucson Horticulture Therapy non-profit, Tierra del Sol Institute.  Note – If you use the link provided to purchase books on Amazon, they may get a few pennies at no additional cost to you. (Amazon only offers the stipend if certain minimums are met).  You can also purchase the books locally at Antigone Bookstore, Mostly Books, Rillito Nursery, and some of them are at Tucson Botanical Gardens and Tohono Chul Park.


Now Available for Amazon Preorder – Revised & Updated


The revised edition has many additional pages featuring new vegetables, new fruits, and entirely updated varieties for our unique climate.

Will ship early in Spring 2022.










Southwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening – Soon to be replaced by the Revised Edition

soule-books-gardeningFrom the review: “This book will help you learn how to grow fruits & vegetables in the cool seasons and the warm seasons in the gardens of the five major climactic zones of the Southwest.  Jacqueline grows many of the plants discussed in the book in her own yard.”
Read Elena Acoba’s full review of this book that appeared in the Arizona Daily Star – here.


SW Fruit & Vegetables Available on Amazon




Month-by-Month Gardening in Arizona, Nevada & New Mexico – popular book with homeowners

soule-books-gardening“What you need to know how to do each month to have a great garden all year! The book includes monthly sections to help you plant, care and water your edibles, roses, trees, shrubs, and even lawns – because a patch of lawn where it will be used is just fine in a low-water landscape.”

This book was featured in the Arizona Daily Star article – here.

Month by Month Available on Amazon


Father Kino’s Herbs: Growing & Using Them Today

soule-books-gardeningA selection of herbs grown in the mission gardens of Father Kino’s time. Includes 25 native herbs and 25 introduced European herbs, with information on how to grow, harvest, and use them in your garden.

Researched with a full bibliography and index.

Out of print! Jacqueline has less than 100 copies left.

Father Kino’s Herbs Available on Amazon

“Award-winning garden writer Jacqueline A. Soule has pulled together a fascinating book on the life of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino and some of the plants that he brought (here) to the Pimeria Alta. Father Kino, born in what is now Italy, arrived in the Pimeria Alta in March 1687 and worked for 24 years to make the lives of the natives living there better. Father Kino and the other Catholic missionaries introduced some Old World herbs and discovered some New World plants unknown in Europe. (Carolyn Neithammer, 2012)”

Butterfly Gardening for Southern Arizona

soule-books-gardening“Introduction to butterfly gardening, plus gardening in the Southwest in general.  The flat out best plant list you can find for the region – listing both adult and larval food plants!”

Butterfly Gardening Available on Amazon




Success With Succulents in Southern Arizona

soule-books-gardening“Selecting and planting succulents for your Southern Arizona garden plus pests, and diseases, and a gallery of landscape succulents ranging from Agave to Yucca. A handy book for any Southwestern gardener.”


Success With Succulents Available on Amazon


Using Honey in New and Savory Ways

soule-books-honeyby Jacqueline Soule and Beekeeper Monica King

A slender volume packed with 30 delightful recipes!  Recipes include: Honey Crisp Chicken, Sonoran Cabbage Salad, Jicama Delight, and more!  Like the title says – this is not about baking sweet treats – it is about enhancing food flavors with honey.

Brand new – we still need someone to write us a review.  Will you be the first?!

Using Honey Available on Amazon



Gardening Complete

Jacqueline wrote 4 chapters in this book.

What the reviewers say: “Gardening Complete is the most up-to-date and complete guide to gardening for homeowners. Inside, eight of North America’s top gardening experts—and Cool Springs Press authors—present 19 subjects of critical interest to anyone who wants to learn or broaden gardening skills. Success in your yard and garden awaits you with the help of Gardening Complete.”


Gardening Complete Available on Amazon



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