Chilopsis linearis desert willow grows quickly to 15—25. Intelligent gardens and landscapes are democratic. A chart at the end of the book makes it easy to choose the right plants for specific conditions and needs. This book combines approaches, methods and analyses which illustrate the contribution of innovation, education and communication to the cause of sustainable development. Yet sustainable gardens and landscapes that use less water don't have to be boring. At the end of most plant profiles we also mention related low-water plants to give you even more choices adapted to varied climates.
This schedule avoids weekend delays and helps us ensure the plants are delivered fresh for more shipping and ordering info. An excellent resource when it comes to selecting suitable plants for a sustainable landscape. Each includes a practical tutorial, a plant focus profiling characteristic plant forms, a colour planting plan and a step-by-step project. Responsibility: Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden. All photographs by the authors. Plant entries provide the common and botanical name, the regions where the plant is best adapted, growth and care information, and notes on pests and disease. Inorganic mulches such as pea gravel or grit in neutral colors make natural, long-lasting surfaces for waterwise gardens that help reduce soil temperatures while limiting moisture loss and the need to irrigate.
Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens 200 Drought-Tolerant Choices for All Climates Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden Copyright © 2011 by Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden. If you are thinking about removing or reducing your lawn, this inspiring book is the perfect companion to help you begin the process. Plant entries provide the common and botanical name, the regions where the plant is best adapted, growth and care information, and notes on pests and disease. Included is an extensive list of native and exotic plants that are tolerant to dry conditions in both tropical and temperate climates. Second Avenue, Suite 450 Portland, Oregon 97204-3527 www. 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. In this timely and very down-to-earth book, Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne shows how you can contribute to a cleaner, greener world in your own backyard: save energy through climate-conscious garden design and the careful selection of materials create habitat for wildlife by planting native species and providing ponds and hiding places grow your own vegetables and fruit, however limited your garden space save water by selecting water-wise plants, mulching, using drip irrigation, and reusing greywater Whether your garden is big or small, whether you're new to gardening or an old hand, The Green Gardener has the ideas, the information and, above all, the simple instructions you need to create a productive, planet-friendly plot.
They emote and echo the feeling of spontaneity all around us in Nature. We hope this distillation of our three decades of experience designing and tending gardens in zones 4 through 10 will serve you in ways that few other books can. Bigtooth maples native to the Wasatch Mountains of Utah are especially cold hardy; those from Texas and Mexico are better for hot climates. Companion plants, creative design ideas, and full color photography make this guide a must-have resource for any sustainable gardener. All together this offers a new - and potentially exciting - challenge for gardeners all around the world. They draw inspiration from studying wild plants in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Europe, and South Africa. If we want to keep gardening, we must revolutionize our plant choices and garden practices.
About Scott Ogden Scott Ogden has prospected for new, garden-adaptable bulbs as well as proven, heirloom varieties in Texas his home state , the South, Mexico, and beyond. If it needs little input in terms of soil amendment, fertilizer, or ongoing care, better yet. It explains the science behind survival strategies of plants in dry conditions, shows how soil and water interact, and demonstrates how to improve the soil in your garden. Companion plants, creative design ideas, and full color photography make this guide a must-have resource for any sustainable gardener. This book includes 10 case studies of successful projects in the U. The Haseltine Building 133 S. Description: 247 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm Contents: Trees -- Shrubs and subshrubs -- Perennials -- Ground covers -- Grasses and sedges -- Bulbs, corms, tubers, and rhizomes -- Vines -- Annuals, biennials, and short-lived perennials -- Succulents and cacti -- Palms and cycads -- Fiber plants.
Whether you are looking for perennials or trees, sun loving or shade tolerant plants, ground covers or a spring display of bulbs, there is material here to fill your needs. Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens is a practical guide to the best 200 plants guaranteed to thrive in low-water gardens. The result is an accessible and informative resource guaranteed to help you reduce the environmental impact of everyday living, and dramatically reduce your household water bill in the process. Companion plants, creative design ideas, and full color photography make this guide a must-have resource for any sustainable gardener. Weather patterns are changing and therefore the way we manage our gardens, and the potential they hold, are changing too. These new developments are accompanied by an increase in pests and diseases, shifts in animal behaviour and increased carbon dioxide levels that speeds the maturing of all plants. Global warming has brought shorter, milder winters, the early onset of spring and balmy summers to the Northern hemisphere.
An excellent resource when it comes to selecting suitable plants for a sustainable landscape. Calia secundiflora formerly Sophora secundiflora Texas mountain laurel grows slowly to 10—25 feet tall and half as wide best in zones 8—10 with hot summers and alkaline soils special attributes: This multistemmed southwestern native hoists craggy stems with profuse, glossy pinnate foliage; it grows lush and dense even in desert heat and glaring sun. There are restrictions in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. Scott and Lauren have written several books in which they pioneer new plants and garden aesthetics. The gardens display a visual cohesiveness inviting a sense of reverence for their surroundings, while expressively revealing the spirit of the region. The E-mail message field is required. Its detailed text provides information about how to plan, install, and maintain an attractive landscape that can replace your lawn and describes hundreds of water-thrifty plants from California and other mediterranean climates of the world.
I find this book both refreshing and useful. Companion plants, creative design ideas, and full color photography make this guide a must-have resource for any sustainable gardener. Well over 100 related waterwise plants are also mentioned, expanding your options even further. Published in 2011 by Timber Press, Inc. Feeds caterpillars of indigo, blue, and orange sulphur butterflies. It shows how to eliminate unnecessary watering in the garden by working with nature to create a garden that is both enjoyable and sensitive to the environment. Water-Saving Tips For Dummies provides practical methods toreduce the amount of water used around your home -- from thekitchen, bathroom and laundry, to the garden.
Thrives in warm coastal conditions. In their new book Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens: 200 Drought-Tolerant Choices for all Climates, Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden offer a unique resource of 200 adaptive plants ranging from trees to cacti. Topics include: designing a garden that feels like home; finding expert landscape help; handling plans, permits, and contractors; killing the lawn and preparing the soil; saving money and water on irrigation; selecting the best plants for each part of the yard; and planting and tending the garden. The keynote approach of this unique new book is the garden styles of nine individual regions which have always dealt superbly with heat, drought and water shortage. The Ogdens and their work have been featured on several television shows and in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Nature, Martha Stewart Living, Sunset, and Horticulture. But despite the need for concerted efforts, truly cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary projects and practical activities are seldom seen.