The Low-water No-water Garden

The Low-water No-water Garden

Gardening for Drought and Heat the Mediterranean Way

Book - 2015
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Gardening for drought and heat the Mediterranean way. This book reveals the secrets of gardening with a low watering regime, with techniques showing how you can create the ideal garden for living in, whatever the weather. It shows how to create a garden that is full of radiance and scent, with vivid flowers and foliage, and aromatic herbs - the perfect outdoor living room. It offers an advice on making a garden that is beautiful through every season, whatever the climate, so that it can survive through the driest summers, and yet can cope with damp, rain and even frost. It includes photographs of inspirational scenes from dry and Mediterranean gardens. Gardening in today's ever hotter and drier conditions need not be a barrier to enjoyment, success and creativity. The low-water no-water method is not for the faint-hearted, but for those who like their plants spirited and their flower beds exuberant. This book shows how to use Mediterranean plants for a glorious garden that will thrive in a dry climate. There are instructions for planting evergreens with robust, aromatic folliage, as well as low-maintenance shrubs that need no staking, watering, feeding or pruning. The book shows how tough love, not pampering, pays off, giving you a drought-proof and aromatic paradise in your own plot.
Publisher: London : Southwater Pub, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781780194219
Characteristics: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Mabey, Richard 1941-
McBride, Simon
Call Number: 635.9525 BAR


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May 13, 2013

I've had my well go dry 3 times in the last 10 years; so I appreciate the suggestions in this book. My gardens are only watered from my rain barrels, so they pretty much have to be drought tolerant. Some eye-catching ideas here.


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