We are setting records for hot weather this summer, and our poor gardens are certainly showing it. Wondering how to keep your yard and gardens alive despite watering restrictions and hot, dry weather?
We have several books in our gardening collection that might help you.
Success with Water-Saving Gardens by Graham Clarke provides lots of tips on how to garden in adverse conditions. The book has numerous illustrations plus an A-to-Z list of low-water plants. (635.9525 CLA)
The low-water no-water garden: gardening for drought and heat the Mediterranean way by Pattie Barron shows how to garden in today’s hotter and drier conditions. She uses the Mediterranean garden as a model because these plants are, by nature, drought-proof and work in the increasingly dry, hot summers we are experiencing. (635.9525 BAR)
The dry gardening handbook: plants and practices for a changing climate by Olivier Filippi helps gardeners create gardens that will thrive despite water shortages and dry conditions. (635.9525 FIL)