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Plants for Dry Gardens: Beating the Drought Jane Taylor

Plants for Dry Gardens: Beating the Drought

Jane Taylor

Published March 5th 1998
ISBN : 9780711212220
Paperback
192 pages
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 About the Book 

This guide to choosing and caring for drought-tolerant plants includes information on drought-beating gardening techniques and designs, showing how to make gardens that should flourish during a water shortage.The book discusses the range of climatesMoreThis guide to choosing and caring for drought-tolerant plants includes information on drought-beating gardening techniques and designs, showing how to make gardens that should flourish during a water shortage.The book discusses the range of climates and habitats in which drought arises, and explains the special strategies – such as light-reflecting silver leaves and storage organs such as tubers – that plants adopt to survive. It also looks at the techniques that can be applied to minimize water loss and help plants cope with dry conditions, and demonstrates a range of successful garden designs using drought-tolerant plants. A catalogue of 1000 plants that should flourish in drought conditions is included.