Gardening where summers are hot and prone to periods of drought, or where winters are snowy one week and freezing rain the next, is best managed by xeriscaping — dryland gardening techniques that favor not only water conservation but also the conservation of time, energy and other resources.
Xeriscaping enthusiasts exist throughout North America wherever the climate calls for dryland gardening, from the Great Plains prairies to the California desert.
Dryland Gardening explains time-tested strategies:
- Coping with limited access to water
- Dealing with invasive plants
- Dealing with trees under stress
- Nurturing groundcovers and grasses
- Starting bulbs, perennials and vines
- Growing vegetables, herbs and annuals.
Each plant entry provides:
- Common and botanical names
- Detailed descriptions
- Planting instructions, care and maintenance.
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