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Creating the Prairie Xeriscape

by Sara Williams

Creating the Prairie Xeriscape

A comprehensive guide to drought-resistant gardening, including a colour-photographic reference of xeriscape plants, and an extensive section of garden design plans.

Over the last ten years 'xeriscape' has become a watchword for water-conscious gardeners. Extensively revised and updated, Creating the Prairie Xeriscape moves on from the basics to give today's gardeners a complete guide to planning, designing and maintaining their own xeriscape gardens.

Full-colour throughout, Creating the Prairie Xeriscape contains a reference section of ideal plants for the xeriscape garden. These descriptions, with advice on culturing and best growing conditions, enable gardeners to select a range of plants for year-round landscape value. You'll also find chapters on native plants and vegetables for the xeriscape, as well as extensive tables as a quick reference guide for planting choices.

Praise for Creating the Prairie Xeriscape - Low maintenance, water-efficient gardening:
"…a 'must' for anyone with a garden or who is planning to establish a garden especially those incorporating the natural ecosystem" –George Puritch Ph. D. President and CEO Eco-Care Technologies Inc.

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7.5" x 10" 336 pages
34.95 CDN; 34.95 USD
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Non-Fiction Paper Adult
Sara Williams
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About the Author

Sara Williams's previous books include Perennials for the Prairies, In a Cold Land: Saskatchewan's Horticultural Pioneers, and, with co-author Hugh Skinner, Best Trees and Shrubs for the Prairies and Best Groundcovers and Vines for the Prairies. She was the founder and first editor of The Saskatchewan Gardener, now called Gardener for the Prairies, and currently coordinates and is a writer for a weekly gardening column that appears in more than 25 prairie newspapers.

Sara Williams has a B.Sc. (with great distinction) and a M.Sc. in Horticultural Extension from the University of Saskatchewan, as well as a B.A. in English and History from the University of Michigan. She served as the horticultural specialist with the Extension Division of the University of Saskatchewan for 12 years, retiring in 2001.


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