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Hot Color, Dry Garden: Inspiring Designs and Vibrant Plants for the Waterwise Gardener

By Nan Sterman

Dry weather defines the southwest, and it's getting dryer. As water becomes more precious, our gardens suffer. If we want to keep gardening, we need to revolutionize our plant choices and garden practices. Hot Color, Dry Garden provides home gardeners with a joyful, color-filled way to exuberantly garden in low-water conditions. Garden expert Nan Sterman highlights inspiring examples of brilliant gardens filled with water-smart plants. Gardeners will find advice for adding color to the garden, information about designing for structure and texture, and a plant directory that features drought-tolerant plants that dazzle. Hot Color, Garden is a must-have guide for gardeners in the Southwest and other areas affected by drought and low-water conditions.

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Nan Sterman

California native Nan Sterman is an author, botanist, garden designer, consultant, and award-winning garden communicator. She speaks, teaches, and writes about low-water, sustainable, and edible gardening, all of which she designs for client’s homes, school gardens, and landscaped public spaces. Her articles appear in the Los Angeles Times, Sunset, Organic Gardening, and other major publications. She has a monthly garden column in the San Diego Union Tribune and is the gardening expert for San Diego public radio’s Midday Edition talk show. Sterman also hosts A Growing Passion, a television program that takes viewers into their own backyards to create beautiful, welcoming spaces using plants and products that are achievable, affordable, attractive, and in tune with the natural environment. The show has earned a GWA Gold Award for electronic media, and a 2010 regional Emmy.

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