Jacqueline Soule is a long-time Western gardener and award-winning garden writer. Of her twelve books, nine are on gardening in our unique climate. She has been a popular columnist for many years with weekly and monthly columns in a number of national, regional and local publications, including Southwest Trees & Turf, The Explorer Newspaper and Angie's List magazine. Jacqueline has offered numerous community classes and is a popular speaker with landscape professionals and garden clubs.
Dr. Soule has a B.S. in Horticulture and a B.S. in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona both with Honors and Cum Laude, a M.S. in Botany from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Texas. She is a research associate with the University of Arizona.
Jacqueline grew up in Tucson and has traveled extensively around the globe studying the vegetation. Her garden is the entire landscape around her home, filled with plants that need as little care as possible. Minimal care is not her only plant selection criteria however. Plants must also provide color, texture, and movement in the landscape. Food for the table is also a high priority. Many of the plants in her latest book were test grown in her own yard.
Gardening Complete (co-author), 2018, Cool Springs Press
Month by Month Guide to Gardening in the Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, 2016 Cool Springs Press
Fruit and Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest, 2014 Cool Springs Press
Success With Succulents: A Guide for Southern Arizona, 2013, Tierra del Sol Press
Butterfly Gardening: A Guide for Southern Arizona, 2012, Tierra del Sol Press
Father Kino's Herbs: Growing Them & Using Them Today, 2010, Tierra del Sol Press
Making and Using Seasoned Vinegars and Oils, 2001, 2nd printing 2006, Tierra del Sol Press
Lush and Efficient: Gardening in the Coachella Valley, Revised Edition 2006, Ironwood Press (technical writer)
Landscape Plants for the California High Desert, 2005, Ironwood Press
Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert, 2004, Ironwood Press
Lush and Efficient: Gardening in the Coachella Valley, 2nd Ed., 2001, Ironwood Press (technical writer)
Herbs: Growing & Using the Plants of Romance, 1998, Ironwood Press (technical writer)