Dryland Gardening: Plants that Survive and Thrive in Tough Conditions
An essential reference to gardening in hot and cold dry climates.
Gardening where summers are hot and prone to periods of drought, or where winters are snowy one week and freezing rain the next, is best managed by xeriscaping -- dryland gardening techniques that favor not only water conservation but also the conservation of time, energy and other resources.
Xeriscaping enthusiasts exist throughout North America wherever the climate calls for dryland gardening, from the Great Plains prairies to the California desert.
Dryland Gardening explains time-tested strategies:
This book includes both practical advice for dry-climate gardeners as well as an extensive planting list for grasses and groundcovers, bulbs, perennials and vines, vegetables and annuals, herbs, roses and shrubs.
Each plant entry provides:
Dryland Gardening celebrates a resilient garden with a beauty that requires fewer resources and less time.
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Dryland gardening: plants that survive and thrive in tough conditionsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Increasingly common watering restrictions augur the necessity of growing drought-tolerant plants. Garden writer and editor Bennett (Lilacs for the Garden ) shows how, with careful plant selection ... Read full review
Review: Dryland Gardening: Plants That Survive and Thrive in Tough ConditionsUser Review - Linnae - Goodreads
Fairly comprehensive, from xeriscaping advice to plant descriptions. My take-away message: if a plant looks wilted in the morning, it needs water ASAP; it's about to keel over completely. Usually a ... Read full review