Bookshelf: Special Gardens - Xerascape/Dryland Gardening:

Creating the Prairie Xeriscape:Water Efficient, Low Maintenance Gardening
Sara has written another great book, this time on something that I think we will all have to pay attention to..lack of water..and possibly lack of time.

"Xeriscaping is an environmentally friendly approach to your yard and garden that will save you time and money while providing you with beautiful, high-quality landscaping. It can be applied to condominiums, urban yards, farms, acreages and public spaces ranging from libraries and schools to parks and parking lots."

"Creating the Prairie Xeriscape covers everything you need to know to create a low-maintenance, water-efficient landscape, from the basics of soil, water and mulch to the fine points of design, from reducing lawn areas to the selection of drought-tolerant, hardy plants for your yard".

There are also excellent chapters in the book on Implementing Change in Your Community and The Edible Landscape and a great chart on Ornamental Plants for reference.

Author : Sara William
ISBN : 0-88880-357-5
Publisher : University of Saskatchewan, News & Publications
Sugg. Retail Price : $29.95
Available in Softcover

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row