Garden Spaces: Plant a Water-Wise Garden

Readers Katie and Jeff Fosselius challenged us to design a lush, low-water garden that will thrive in their arid climate.

| December/January 2010

  • Click on the IMAGE GALLERY for the planting key.
    Illustrations by Gayle Ford
  • Click on the IMAGE GALLERY for the planting key.
    Illustrations by Gayle Ford

• Design Plans: Water-Wise Garden

• Web Exclusive: To see photos of the Fosselius' garden as it was when they first wrote to us, click here.

Dear Herb Companion,

We recently moved into the home of our dreams—a log home on 1½ acres in the beautiful foothills of Morrison, Colorado. We see the beauty to come in our home, but most people see a dirt yard. Help! My dream is to grow organic herbs and flowers. Yet we are overwhelmed with where to start.
And we don’t have water rights for irrigation. …



—Katie and Jeff Fosselius

Dear Katie and Jeff,






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