A complete and beautifully illustrated guide to creating a garden in the face of water shortages and dry conditions. A garden that can withstand summer drought and requires little watering is the dream of every gardener who is conscious of the need to conserve water and who wants to create a garden in harmony with the environment. That dream can become a reality with the help of this indispensable new reference book which provides concrete solutions to the questions and hurdles faced by gardeners coping with dry conditions. Abundantly illustrated with more than 400 original color photographs, this is a vital book for novice and experienced gardeners alike: Includes an A--Z list of more than 500 drought-resistant plants with details on the plant's scientific name, geographical origin, height and width, exposure and hardiness, foliage, ideal soil conditions, and related or complementary plants. Provides techniques for soil preparation, planting, and maintenance of gardens and landscapes.
Moira Thomson is an experienced practitioner, who taught for more than 30 years. She now works with a variety of young people, schools and organisations in her capacity as a freelance consultant.Olivier Filippi has been running a nursery in France that specializes in drought-resistant plants for over twenty years.