How To Xeriscape: Save Water, Plant Wisely

| April/May 2010

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Contemporary painter James Havard uses xeriscape techniques in his untamed Santa Fe, New Mexico, garden. Xeriscape plants like yarrow (Achillea millefolium) require much less water than grass.

Photo by Daniel Nadelbach; Styling by Gilda Meyer-Neihof

Water conservation is no longer limited to southwestern gardeners. In fact, low-water landscaping is gaining popularity as more communities become interested in conservation. Xeriscaping, which conserves valuable water resources and prevents droughts from ruining your garden, has active programs in all 50 states.

With seven xeriscape principles your garden will conserve valuable water and withstand any drought. Read the original article to learn more.

Click here for the original article,  The Water-Wise Garden: Art of Xeriscaping .

To learn more about James Havard's New Mexico garden, click here for that section of the original article,  The Art of the Garden .

Click here to see more of James Havard's New Mexico garden.

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