Thursday, March 3, 2016

Review: The Water-Saving Garden

The Water-Saving Garden
Pam Penick

This book is a clever and resourceful tool for finding ways to save water in the garden. Although I don't live in a dry environment, my area does at times experience dry periods and drought. Therefore, finding ways to save water and plants that can grow with less is something I can appreciate. This work provided me with new ways of thinking about how to create a garden without wasting a precious resource.

I liked that it covered areas such as the foundation of the garden, information regarding the soil qualities and ways to improve it and how things like mulch can help retain moisture. It also encouraged me to think of creative ways to use products like stone, gravel, and pavers to create spaces in place of water thirsty grasses.

I particularly liked the idea of creating the mood, or idea, of water with plants that flow through a space. The author includes photos that show examples of these ideas which will help readers create their own spaces at home. Hopefully the book will help inspire readers to come up with more useful ideas on their own.

The book doesn't just focus on large gardens, it also gives owners of patios or small spaces ideas for saving water as well. Plus, it offers a list of trees, shrubs and plants that garden lovers can grow using a lot less water. So whether you are in a desert or just want to save on you water bill this book is a good place to start.

Thanks to Blogging for Books for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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