Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens – Book Review

Water is becoming a more restricted commodity.  It is not automatically available to everyone at all times of the year – periods of drought are all too common.  As a result, plants have to be chosen much more carefully.

Fortunately, as this book shows, it doesn’t mean that the range of plants is too restrictive.  Landscapes which use less water do not have be boring.  This practical and inspiring guide covers 200 drought tolerant plants suitable for all climates. The plants are both adaptable and have tremendous ornamental value. 

Each of the entries gives a full description of light requirements, soil preferences, and the size to which they will eventually grow. An interesting aspect is the indication as to whether the plant is rarely browsed by deer, or attracts bees.  

Some of the suggestions are unusual ones such as liatris punctata, California fuchsia, Autumn embers muhly and the cardinal climber.  A useful, practical guide which will be valued by gardeners. 

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