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Gardening in tough conditions


December 21, 2011
By Amanda Ryder


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Gardening in tough conditions

Dryland Gardening: Plants that survive and thrive in tough conditions is an essential reference to gardening in hot and cold dry climates.

drylandgardeningDec. 21, 2011 – Dryland Gardening: Plants that survive and thrive in tough conditions is an essential reference to gardening in hot and cold dry climate.

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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.


This book includes both practical advice for dry-climate gardeners as
well as an extensive planting list for grasses and groundcovers, bulbs,
perennials and vines, vegetables and annuals, herbs, roses and shrubs.

Each plant entry provides:


  • Common and botanical names
  • Detailed descriptions 
  • Planting instructions, care and maintenance.



Dryland Gardening
celebrates a resilient garden with a beauty that requires fewer resources and less time.

For more information or to buy this book, visit the Annex Bookstore.