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Living Fire: Not your grandparents’ landscape

May 9, 2017

An excerpt from Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West by Gary Ferguson.

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An interview with Gary Ferguson of Land on Fire

May 4, 2017

“While the effects of climate change vary greatly region to region, the entire planet is being affected to some degree.”

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A dry climate and a wake-up call

February 7, 2017

In this excerpt from her book, The Bold Dry Garden, Johanna Silver honors the legacy of Ruth Bancroft and the pioneering landscaping of the Ruth Bancroft Garden. With diverging public attitudes toward the current climate crisis, garden preservation, waterwise planting, and conservation activism have never been more important—let Ruth Bancroft’s fearless gardening be your guide.

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Should I build a rock garden?

October 26, 2016

Click on image to enlarge. Right-click to download and print. Not sure if you should take inspiration from the signature style of the rock garden? Joseph Tychonievich can help you decide with this helpful flowchart.

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7 ways to a more waterwise garden

May 29, 2015

The drought in the American West has made water use–and conservation–more of a topic than ever. If you’ve found yourself pouring more water into the ground than you want (or than you want to pay for), consider these seven ways to a more waterwise garden. Create hydro-zones Group together plants with similar moisture needs Put […]

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Add color and save water with these drought-tolerant plants

April 24, 2015
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Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens

September 28, 2011

Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens is one of our new releases for September. I’m very excited to share some photos from the book with you! In recent years, gardeners have faced increased water-use restrictions, and it’s not limited to dry-climate areas like the Southwest. There are restrictions in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. […]

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Deer are as thirsty as your plants are

August 15, 2011

I’d like to welcome guest poster Ruth Rogers Clausen, author of 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants. Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of her book and a pair of Womanswork gloves in our giveaway this week! In times of summer drought, deer are as thirsty as your plants are. Imagine this for a moment: […]

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