Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens: 200 Drought-Tolerant Choices for All Climates
An excellent resource when it comes to selecting suitable plants for a sustainable landscape. A bounty of botanical possibilities.
People everywhere are facing the realities of restricted water availability. Yet sustainable gardens and landscapes that use less water don't have to be boring. The key to keeping your garden beautiful and waterwise is intelligent plant choice.
This practical and inspiring guide includes all kinds of plants — from trees to succulents, from perennials to bulbs — selected for their wide adaptability and ornamental value. And whereas most books on drought-tolerant plants focus on southwestern, high desert, or Mediterranean climates, the Ogdens cover both humid and arid parts of zones 4 to 10 and offer choices for gardens from coast to coast.
Each of the 200 entries states where the plant is best adapted, along with its light needs, soil preference, and mature size. Well over 100 related waterwise plants are also mentioned, expanding your options even further. What's more, the authors tell why each plant deserves to be in gardens and suggest creative design ideas and good companion plants.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 249 pp.
- Book dimensions: 7 x 9 in. (230 x 180 mm.)
- Images: 245 color photos
- ISBN-10: 1604691697
- ISBN-13: 9781604691696
- Product code: 689169
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"New and veteran gardeners will find this colorful guide an excellent resource when it comes to selecting suitable plants for a sustainable landscape. A bounty of botanical possibilities."