Scott Calhoun

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5331 S. Civano Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85747

The author of five critically acclaimed gardening books, Scott speaks nationwide. Recent engagements include: Chicago Botanic Gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens, and The San Francisco Flower Show.

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Scott Calhoun explores backroads and backcountry in search of plants, gardens, architecture and food. Scott has writen five critically aclaimed gardening books. His first book, Yard Full of Sun, received the 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award; his second title, Chasing Wildflowers, was awarded the Garden Writers Association 2008 Silver Book Award. Scott’s most recent titles include: Designer Plant Combinations; The Hot Garden; and Hot Pots. Scott is a Contributing Editor toHorticultur e magazine, writes a monthly garden column for Sunset magazine and freelances for numerous print publications including, American Gardener, Country Gardens, and Wildflower. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Scott designs gardens, writes, and lectures across the United States. Currently, he is working on a book about agave plant exploration and cuisine. 





Anywhere, but my work is primarily in the western U.S.

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Hot Pots!

Linda Larson from Mesa, AZ - 04/09/2013 17:21:02

Scott is an inspiring speaker with an engaging delivery. He weaves personal stories of his connection to the Southwest while introducing original ideas of pot scapes and creative textures. He offers great appeal to all gardeners. Interesting and versatile topics that will move you to action in your own garden.

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Desert Dessert

Christina from Phoenix, AZ - 08/16/2011 13:23:25

Scott knows how to make desert gardening appealing and delicious to the eye! His in depth knowledge of desert plants is truly wondrous and his charismatic personality brings excitement to all those who have the pleasure of hearing him!

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