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Xeriscape gardening : water conservation for the American landscape

Author: Connie Lockhart Ellefson; Thomas L Stephens; Douglas F Welsh
Publisher: New York : Macmillan ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Have you experienced repeated droughts, and either bans on, or stringent scheduling of, landscape watering? Have your water bills gone through the roof during summertime watering? Are you battling a constantly browning lawn? Do you want to have a beautiful, quality landscape? If any of this rings true, then Xeriscape Gardening will be your gardening bible. Endorsed by the National Xeriscape Council, this
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Ellefson, Connie Lockhart, 1954-
Xeriscape gardening.
New York : Macmillan ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1992
(OCoLC)904009364
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Connie Lockhart Ellefson; Thomas L Stephens; Douglas F Welsh
ISBN: 0026141256 9780026141253
OCLC Number: 24380044
Description: x, 323 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Xeriscape Principles. Xeriscape Landscaping: Quality Landscaping That Conserves Water and Protects the Environment. Planning and Design. Soil Analysis and Improvement. Practical Turf Areas. Appropriate Plant Selection. Efficient Irrigation: Making Every Drop Count. Mulching. Appropriate Maintenance --
pt. 2. The Plants. Xeriscape Plants for the American Garden. Xeriscape Plants for New England. Xeriscape Plants for the Northern Piedmont. Xeriscape Plants for the Southeast. Xeriscape Plants for Central and Southern Florida. Xeriscape Plants for the Eastern and Northern Forests. Xeriscape Plants for the Great Plains/Rockies/Great Basin. Xeriscape Plants for Texas. Xeriscape Plants for the Southwest. Xeriscape Plants for California. Xeriscape Plants for the Pacific Northwest. Xeriscape Plants for Hawaii --
App.: Annuals for Xeriscape Landscaping --
App.: Perennials for Xeriscape Landscaping --
App.: Wildflowers for Xeriscape Landscaping --
App.: Ornamental Grasses for Xeriscape Landscaping --
App.: Prairie Grasses for Xeriscape Landscaping --
App.: Drought-Tolerant Ground Covers --
App.: Drought-Tolerant Trees and Shrubs --
App.: Drought-Tolerant Vines --
App.: Plants for Dry Shade --
App.: Drought-Tolerant Trees and Shrubs for Seaside Gardens --
App.: Drought-Tolerant Bulbs.
Responsibility: Connie Lockhart Ellefson, Thomas L. Stephens, and Doug Welsh ; principal photography by Connie Lockhart Ellefson.

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Xeriscape, or low-water landscaping is about gardening with less water whether engineered through changes in garden design, watering methods, plant selection, or a combination of all three.  Read more...

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