February 19, 2018

Water wise species - and most gardeners interpret this label to mean plants that survive on little water - are currently the go-to plants as gardeners respond to a drought that ranges in degree of toughness from harsh to disastrous. But, beyond the drought – what then?...

March 31, 2017

Mention the word succulent, and many people envision a desert -like design.  Not so! The garden pictured here is alight with color year round - with no added water.

Water-wise Gardening - Where are we?

As a landscaper, I feel we pay lip-service to water conservation in the landscape industry. Despite the liberal use of the word ‘water-wise’ on plant labels at nurseries, and during design presentations, the fact is that many gardens...