This guide takes the mystery out of Xeriscape gardening, referencing more than 100 water-wise trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vines, ground cover, grasses, and shade plants chosen to add color and diversity to any landscape. Each portrait is illustrated with color botanical illustrations and photographs, detailing the characteristics, landscaping use, and growing conditions of the plant. With the increasing national concern over water consumption, gardeners and landscapers will find Xeriscaping a practical approach to creating a landscape in tune with the environment.
Brand: Fulcrum Publishing
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Review - "Xeriscape Plant Guide"
This is a collection of plants to be used in the arid climate of Denver.
The information on the plants is extensive and excellent. The choices of plants to be discussed is very good, but not encyclopedic. The text is 95% the plant information.
The pictures in the book are botanical illustration work of 31 Colorado artists. These images are excellent in botanic detail and in artistic beauty. I can see this book being broken up into "prints" for separate sale as many of the 19th century botanical books of engravings have been.
Overall this is a very useful book for individuals gardening in the Denver area, which is where this book is printed by Fulcrum Publishing in Golden Colorado. The cover lists Denver Water, American Water Works Association and Fulcrum Publishing instead of an author. There is a good introduction by Rob Proctor. The book is also useful for an individual in other arid climates, but...
This is one of my favorite resources for adding plants to my garden in Albuquerque. While I have other plant guides that are better simply because they are more specific to my region, none match this one for beauty. This book is clearly a labor of love from a group of people who are hoping to advance xeric gardening in the Denver area. The information extends pretty well to planting zones 4-7, especially for dry, high altitude climates.
The number of plants listed is a little low compared to other guides that I use, but the coverage of each plant is excellent - one or two full pages of text and pictures. The two-page entries generally include several pictures, including pictures from different seasons. There is also a color drawing of each plant, which makes it easier to see significant details and is helpful with identification. The text is also useful and well organized, but it is the pictures that I spend the most time browsing through.
I found this book useful in selecting (and rejecting) some plants for my garden in Sparks, NV. It is disappointing that the book came off the press with an index that simply does not correspond to the text. The pages references are wrong and the index includes plants that are not in the book at all. I hope the publisher has provided errata for any books of this printing that remain for sale.
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