The Low-Water No-Water Garden

Gardening for Drought and Heat the Mediterranean Way


Author: Pattie Barron

Publisher: Southwater

ISBN: 9781780194219

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 2873

How to use Mediterranean plants for a glorious low-maintenance garden that will thrive without watering.

Good Gardens with Less Water


Author: Kevin Handreck


ISBN: 0643094709

Category: Gardening

Page: 166

View: 3310

Presents easy-to-understand advice on how to care for garden soils and grow good quality plants even under the toughest of conditions.

Water Gardening in Containers

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-182


Author: Ken Walter

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426191

Category: Gardening

Page: 32

View: 9111

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Backyard Water Gardens

How to Build, Plant & Maintain Ponds, Streams & Fountains


Author: Veronica L. Fowler

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610587340

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 6101

Veronica Fowler’s comprehensive step-by-step manual shows you not only how to install your water garden, but maintain it entirely on your own. Backyard Water Gardens teaches you how to install liners, pre-formed shapes, containers, and aboveground pools and fountains. From there, it helps you choose plants, add them to your garden, fertilize, prune, divide, and ward off pests and diseases. But Fowler’s book goes far beyond the basics, covering all the maintenance and troubleshooting of water feature hardscapes—from a rip in a liner, to a damaged pool, to maintaining equipment and filters (including seasonal maintenance for winter care). Veronica Fowler’s Backyard Water Gardens allows you to fully enjoy the convenience and versatility of water gardening, all while maintaining it with ease for years to come. Backyard Water Gardens is truly an all-inclusive manual, encompassing every style, type, and size of water feature imaginable. No matter the “feel” you wish to convey in your garden—casual, formal, or whimsical—Fowler’s book enables you to create it with confidence. Your range of hardscape options is incredibly vast, from small, container-sized fountains that complement any space with added sound and movement, to large in-ground or aboveground ponds and streams. Larger installations not only provide soothing, rejuvenating sights and sounds; they can also house fish and plants and passively attract natural wildlife to your backyard.

Backyard Bounty

The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest


Author: Linda Gilkeson

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924745

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 9531

Grow more food with less work in any yard

Creating Rain Gardens

Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden


Author: Apryl Uncapher,Cleo Woelfle-Erskine

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693975

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 3261

“A beautifully-written, practical guide to planning and creating your own rain garden.” —Green Upgrader You probably spend hundreds of dollars watering your yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—by collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. In Creating Rain Gardens, water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk you through the entire process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything you need to create a beautiful rain garden at home.