Book Review: Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Planting
We never seem to stop talking about gardening during the drought and are always looking for ideas to help maintain or introduce new plants and methods into our own personal Shangri-la. An especially helpful book can be just what you need to get rolling to some new ways.
Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings: The Ultimate Guide to Low-Water Beds, Borders and Containers truly serves as encouragement to gardeners of all levels to rethink their gardens, especially their lawns. The book emphasizes drought-tolerant ground covers, permeable paving, succulents, native grasses and containers, and has lots of images for inspiration.
It offers suggestions on combining plants in interesting ways to display color, pattern, texture and fragrance while illustrating how few plants are needed to create a beautiful outdoor environment. There are chapters full of plant charts with photos, descriptions and care advice to help make your garden easy to care for and easy on the eyes.
Since it wasn’t in the cards for Southern and Central California to reap the water rewards of the much touted El Nino this year, gardeners are continuing to struggle with how to use our water as efficiently as possible. This new Sunset Western Garden Book will help all of us to see possibilities of new ways to garden that will benefit our senses and our environment.