Hot Color, Dry Garden

Hot Color, Dry Garden

Inspiring Designs and Vibrant Plants for the Waterwise Gardener

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An exuberant guide to the plants and design decisions that yield dazzling water-wise gardens. 

“Eye-popping proof that water-wise gardens are bold, beautiful and brilliantly hued.” —San Diego Home and Garden

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 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. You'll find information about designing for color using plants, architecture, and accessories, along with a plant directory that features drought-tolerant plants that dazzle.

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Sterman, who speaks, teaches, and writes about low-water, sustainable, and edible gardening and designs landscapes for homes and public spaces, describes designs and plants for waterwise gardens in dry climates. She explains how to use color, design for plant structure and texture, and keep the garden thriving, and provides a gallery of gardens that shows how the designers used color, their overall design intent, their water-saving strategies, and the garden's physical conditions and key plants. The book includes a directory of plants, with information on their cold tolerance, seasons, size, color, and type. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781604694574
Branch Call Number: 635.9525 St455h 2018
Characteristics: 319 pages ; 24 cm


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