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A guide to growing beautiful gardens in drought-prone areas utilizing minimal water for maximum results.
With climate change, water rationing, and drought on the rise, water conservation is more important than ever—but that doesn’t mean your gardening options are limited to cacti and rocks. The Water-Saving Garden provides gardeners and homeowners with a diverse array of techniques and plentiful inspiration for creating sustainable gardens that are so beautiful and inviting, it’s hard to believe they are water-thrifty. Including a directory of 100 plants appropriate for a variety of drought-prone regions of the country, this accessible and contemporary xeriscaping guide is full of must-know information on popular gardening topics like native and drought-tolerant plants (including succulents), rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, permeable paving, and more.
Penick (Lawn Gone!) proves that conserving water does not mean giving up gardening with her engaging, instructing, and nudging treatise. She approaches the politics of water conservation firmly and frankly, especially in her powerful introduction, asserting that "there's no one right way' to plant a garden that saves water." Before the how-to, Penick wisely offers a rotogravure of seven gardens that manifest the gorgeous of her subtitle. Next, she turns practical with water-holding techniques, such as grading soil, barreling rain, shaping rain gardens, and installing water-permeable paving. Part three introduces plant alternatives to thirsty thugs left by developers; she includes ideas for containers and patios. Part four, the most imaginative, explores the symbolic display of water in garden design, suggesting illusions of liquid via colored-glass "waterways," or cascading plants, borrowing traditions from the Moors and Japanese. The last part lists drought-tolerant plants, from ground covers up to trees. Penick is practical and reassuring throughout, convincing readers that vibrant water-saving gardens are viable.