Xeriscape Plant Guide: 100 Water-Wise Plants for Gardens and Landscapes

Xeriscape Plant Guide: 100 Water-Wise Plants for Gardens and Landscapes

by Rob Proctor, Denver Water


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This guide takes the mystery out of Xeriscape gardening, referencing more than 100 water-wise trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vines, ground cover, grasses, and shade plants chosen to add color and diversity to any landscape. Each portrait is illustrated with color botanical illustrations and photographs, detailing the characteristics, landscaping use, and growing conditions of the plant. With the increasing national concern over water consumption, gardeners and landscapers will find Xeriscaping a practical approach to creating a landscape in tune with the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555912536
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/1996
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 766,002
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 9 Years

About the Author

Rob Proctor is an author, photographer, lecturer, garden designer, and, above all, a passionate gardener. For eight years, he collaborated with Lauren Springer on an award-winning gardening column for The Denver Post. Together they designed the Perennial Walk at Denver Botanic Gardens. Rob is the author of ten books, including Naturalizing Bulbs and Herbs in the Garden: The Art of Intermingling. He is also a published garden photographer, and has taught garden illustration and is Director of Horticulture at Denver Botanic Gardens. Rob wrote the introduction to Xeriscape Plant Guide.

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"Those exploring dryland gardening will find the Xeriscape Plant Guide to be splendidly helpful...This light-hearted handbook is of great use to the gardener." -Anne Lovejoy, Horticulture magazine

"The Xeriscape Plant Guide (two green thumbs up) is a beautiful book with information gathered from a who's who of ... horticultural luminaries." -Lauren Springer and Rob Proctor, The Denver Post

"This meaty and attractive work on gardening for water conservation features many interesting native plants that would add to almost any garden." -The Bloomsbury Review

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