Help Growing in the Southwest

Jacqueline Soule here to say that I really do want you to succeed.  But since I don’t like to brag – here are some things other people have said about how helpful I am to them in their quest for success with their gardens and landscapes here in the Southwest.

More about my work on the “About” page. These are some of the reviews.


Here are some of the recent comments from readers:

Citrus Care

Jeff says – Great article! I’m amazed my lemon tree and orange tree have survived as ignorant as I was before reading that article. I love the idea of not pruning them any longer, except intros branches.
Thanks again!!

Awesome Aloe

Sandy says – Your advice has been so helpful! I live in the Low Desert (Az Plant Lady is my guru, she knows me well.)
Where do I find your new book?
I read all your emails, and thanks again for the advice. 💕


Energy and Humor

by Saddlebrooke Master Gardeners

Dr. Soule, you were fabulous! A huge, heartfelt thank you from the SaddleBrooke MasterGardeners. You packed the house and your talk was so well received. Loved your energy, your humor and so much great information. We would totally love to book you again for another presentation. Thank you for driving to “Timbuktu.” It was our sincere pleasure to host you.

Engaging and Informative

by Western National Parks Association

“Engaging” and “informative” were words that were used to describe Jacqueline Soule’s recent presentation at Western National Parks Association. The content of the slides was well organized, consistent, and contained a sufficient amount of information. She presented the material with confidence and was easily able to answer questions posed by the audience.


Deep, Informative, and Entertaining

by Paula S.

Having attended several of Dr. Jacqueline Soule’s gardening workshops in the past few years, I would highly recommend her as a presenter and teacher. The presentations gave a deep and informative look at whatever the specific topic was, with a level of detail that even those of us who are relative novice gardeners could follow easily and, at the same time, with the knowledge and experience that made the material valuable even for experienced gardeners. Jacqueline’s very practical tips gave us a realistic picture of what to do to have success “out in the field” and came to life through her sharing of her personal experiences. All told, the workshops were not just informative but also entertaining. I look forward to attending more with her.


We Want More Soule

Submitted by librarians in the Pima County Library System (Pima County privacy policy forbids using their names or locations.)

J. says: I was out of Tucson yesterday—actually, I was in Ajo helping their library—but I heard that your program was a marvelous hit! Really grateful to you for all of the great programs you offer!

P. reports: Everyone loved the program! Thank you for coming to Mission Library. Have a great weekend.

M. notes: I’m disappointed I missed the last one because I love your programs, but planning ahead – can you book our library for XX date? I’m can not officially schedule 3rd quarter yet, but will jump the gun to make sure I have a slot for the Sonoran Soap program.

I. shares: Thank you for presenting your program Herbal Lotions at our library on XX date. You did a fantastic job and everyone who came was very excited to learn how to make herbal lotion. I felt it was very successful. I originally planned for teens but clearly there is a niche for our older female customers who loved your program and asked for more.


Great Garden Speakers Reviews


Informative – Nancy Baxter from N.C. – 03/25/2020 14:17:16

HSA (Herb Society of America) Webinar. Informative, well organized, relevant information-for beginner or more advanced learner. Well worth time, I would have liked longer.

Knowledgable and Fun – Koibeatu from Arizona – 03/14/2019 12:22:05

Dr. Jacqueline Soule gave us a talk about growing herbs in Southern Arizona – a very hard place to _not_ kill plants. She laid out the steps and explained how to grow in such a pleasing fashion, without talking down to us or getting too technical. She even had some jokes and made everything fun.
There was one lady that kept interrupting and Jacqueline (she told us to call her that) handled her very politely and nicely, encouraging her to hold her questions until after.
All and all, I recommend her as a fantastic speaker.

Great Speaker – tucsongardener from Tucson AZ – 05/10/2019 17:31:48

Very knowledgeable. Superb handout with useful practical information! Lively presentation with interesting slide show. Highly recommended.

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