The Bold Dry Garden

Author: Johanna Silver
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697725
Format: PDF, ePub
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“For those of you—and your numbers are growing—gardening in drought-stricken parts of the country, The Bold Dry Garden will quench your thirst for inspiration.” —New York Times Book Review Ruth Bancroft is a dry gardening pioneer. Her lifelong love of plants led to the creation of one of the most acclaimed public gardens, The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California. The Bold Dry Garden offers unparalleled access to the garden and the extraordinary woman responsible for it. In its stunningly photographed pages, you’ll discover the history of the garden and the design principles and plant palette that make it unique. Packed with growing and maintenance tips, profiles of signature plants for a dry garden, and innovative design techniques, The Bold Dry Garden has everything you need to create a garden that is lush, waterwise, and welcoming.

Hot Color Dry Garden

Author: Nan Sterman
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604698632
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 home gardeners with 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. Gardeners will find information about designing for color using plants, architecture, and accessories, along with a plant directory that features drought-tolerant plants that dazzle. Hot Color, Dry Garden is a must-have guide for gardeners in the Southwest and other areas affected by drought and low-water conditions.

Designing with Succulents

Author: Debra Lee Baldwin
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604692969
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Succulent plants offer dazzling possibilities for garden design and require only minimal maintenance to remain lush and alluring year round. Featuring the work of more than 50 professional garden designers and creative homeowners, this complete design compendium is as practical as it is inspirational. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs, it gives design and cultivation basics for paths, borders, slopes, and containers; hundreds of succulent plant recommendations; and descriptions of 90 easy-care, drought-tolerant companion plants. Beginners and experienced designers, landscapers, and collectors alike will find what they need to visualize, create, and nurture the three-dimensional work of art that is the succulent garden.

Palm Springs style Gardening

Author: Maureen Gilmer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780932653895
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discusses the basics of desert gardening and the two main growing seasons in the Coachella Valley--fall and winter--and provides advice on cultivating palms, African succulents, cacti, wildflowers, native and tropical plants, and trees.

Succulents Simplified

Author: Debra Lee Baldwin
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604695161
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Succulents are hot. And Debra Lee Baldwin, the bestselling author of Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens, is the ideal guide for gardeners, crafters, and DIYers looking for an introduction to these trendy, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants. Along with gorgeous photos packed with design ideas, Debra offers her top 100 plant picks and explains how to grow and care for succulents no matter where you live. Step-by-step projects, including a cake-stand centerpiece, special-occasion bouquets, a vertical garden, and a succulent topiary sphere, will inspire you to express your individual style. Whether you’re a novice or veteran, have an acre to fill or a few pots, live in Calexico or Canada, Succulents Simplified is a dazzling primer for success with succulents wherever you live!

The Hot Garden

Author: Scott Calhoun
Publisher: Rio Nuevo Pub
ISBN: 9781933855318
Format: PDF
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Shares lavishly photographed ideas for garden design in southwestern regions with extreme dry climate conditions, demonstrating how to tap the natural beauty of arid environments using aesthetic and water-thrifty landscape options as well as a variety of culturally inspired accents.

Desert Gardens A Photographic Tour of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Author: Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781591864585
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden set in the Tucson Mountains outside Tucson, AZ. Their ecogological exhibits feature native plants and animals together and recreates the natural landscape of the Sonora Desert Region. The beautifully photographed full-color coffee table book takes readers through the history, landscapes and gardens of the Sonora Desert. The natural gardens simulate nature and highlight the more than 1400 plants and grasses found throughout the desert region.

The Water Saving Garden

Author: Pam Penick
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607747944
Format: PDF, Docs
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A guide to growing beautiful gardens in drought-prone areas utilizing minimal water for maximum results. With climate change, water rationing, and drought on the rise, conserving water is more important than ever—but that doesn’t mean your gardening options are limited to cacti and rocks. The Water-Saving Garden provides gardeners and homeowners with a diverse array of techniques and plentiful inspiration for creating outdoor spaces that are so beautiful and inviting, it’s hard to believe they are water-thrifty. Including a directory of 100 plants appropriate for a variety of drought-prone regions of the country, this accessible and contemporary guide is full of must-know information on popular gardening topics like native and drought-tolerant plants, rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, permeable paving, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Dry Garden

Author: Beth Chatto
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780752816425
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In today's climate of increasingly hot summers and dry winters, gardeners need guidance on plants that will thrive in dry conditions. Beth Chatto's classic book has revolutionised the understanding of the problems involved and opened up many opportunities that wait to be exploited. In her famous DRY GARDEN she uses plants that need very little attention and are naturally adapted to flourish in dry conditions to provide a year-round display of beautiful foliage and flowers.