How To Xeriscape: Save Water, Plant Wisely

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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.
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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.

<p>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.</p>
<p>With seven xeriscape principles your garden will conserve valuable water and withstand any drought. Read the original article to learn more.</p>
<p>Click here for the original article, <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/gardening/water-wise-garden.aspx” target=”_blank”>
<strong>The Water-Wise Garden: Art of Xeriscaping</strong>
</a>.</p>
<p>To learn more about James Havard’s New Mexico garden, click here for that section of the original article, <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/garden/2008-03-01/water-wise-garden.aspx?page=3″ target=”_blank”>
<strong>The Art of the Garden</strong>
</a>.</p>
<p>Click here to see more of <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/multimedia/image-gallery.aspx?id=3978″ target=”_blank”>James Havard’s New Mexico garden</a>.</p>
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<strong>Xeriscaping Resources</strong>
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<p>• <em>Passionate Gardening: Good Advice for Challenging Climates</em> by Lauren Springer and Rob Proctor (Fulcrum, 2000)<br />
• <em>The Undaunted Garden: Planting for Weather-Resilient Beauty</em> by Lauren Springer (Fulcrum, 1994)<br />
• <em>The Wild Lawn Handbook</em> by Stevie Daniels (MacMillan, 1997)<br />
• <em>The Xeriscape Flower Gardener</em> by Jim Knopf (Johnson, 1991)<br />
• <em>Xeriscape Gardening: Water Conservation for the American Landscape</em> by Connie Lockhart Ellefson, Thomas Stephens and Doug Welsh (MacMillan, 1992)<br />
• <em>Xeriscape Handbook</em> by Gayle Weinstein (Fulcrum, 1999)<br />
• <em>Xeriscape Plant Guide</em> from the Denver Water, American Water Works Association (Fulcrum, 1999)</p>
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Courtesy</em> Natural Home <em>magazine. (</em>
<a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/” target=”_blank”>www.naturalhomemagazine.com</a>
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