03-08-2009 09:16 PM
03-09-2009 05:51 PM
I know there are a lot of "lurkers" here, so I want to get this thread back on target. I've started a new thread so we now have two places to post garden poetry, quotes, etc.
Maybe I should have saved this title for later in the summer, when the heat and drought are upon us. I know it's hard to worry about lack of water in the garden when the country is being swept by thunderstorms, and some areas are flooding.
In my region, it's always wet in the spring, but by August we're nearly always in a drought. Kathy, in your part of California I'm guessing drought is a more constant problem, as it is in other parts of the Southwest and in Colorado, parts of Texas, etc.
Even though this book is subtitled "Gardening for Drought and Heat the Mediterranean Way," you don't have to live in a climate resembling that of Italy or Greece to find useful information here.
Newer gardeners will appreciate the abundance of photos -- both of gardens and of the plants. All plants need water to get established, but once they dig their roots in, many tough plants can survive without a lot of fuss and with a minimum of water.
For time-strapped gardeners, the plants and gardens described in this book may be just what you are looking for. I think this book is well worth its reasonable price tag.
03-15-2009 07:32 PM
I realize we have a lot of "lurkers" who don't feel comfortable posting, and that's fine. But if any of you live in a climate where watering is an issue in the summer, I'd love to hear about the plants that work best for you.
Anything drought-resistant and low maintenance -- what's in your garden?