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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 must 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 information about designing for color using plants, architecture, and accessories, along with a plant directory that features drought-tolerant plants that dazzle. Hot Color, Dry Garden is a must-have guide for gardeners in the Southwest and other areas affected by drought and low-water conditions.

About the author

Nan Sterman

With degrees in botany, biology, and education, Nan Sterman channeled her passion into a career as an award-winning journalist. Her work has appeared in major gardening publications on the regional, national, and international levels. Sterman spends much of her time working on her Emmy award–winning TV show, A Growing Passion, which airs on public television in San Diego and is posted online at AGrowingPassion.com. She speaks, teaches, and writes about low-water, sustainable, and edible gardening, and designs landscapes for private homes and public spaces.

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