I want to tell you about a new book that I’ve just finished reading called “The Water-Saving Garden“.
One thing that the water saving garden talks about is how here in the United States there is a sense of an over abundance of water. That because of all our generally accessible clean and inexpensive water, we freely apply water to whatever kind of plants that we want whether or not the plants themselves even need water at the time, and I think that’s a very important message and something that we need to take to heart.
Now before you get too confused, let me assure you that The Water-Saving Garden is not a book about growing cacti and succulents. It takes so much more into account.
One thing that I really enjoyed about this book is the plethora of examples that are given. Sometimes in a book they tell you that there’s a way to approach a particular issue and they maybe give you an example of how to deal with that or how to put it into place. This book starts off with a whole array of examples of water saving gardens so that you can actually see how they’re being put into use successfully which for me is a great way to spark ideas on how I could actually do something on my property to help conserve water.
Furthermore, it goes into each of the different aspects about the landscaping itself, the hardscaping, the use of plants and indeed the use of water. This is not any attempt necessarily to completely restrict the use of water, but rather how to use it wisely, how to keep it on a property, how to keep it in a garden, and interestingly enough it also addresses areas that get a large amount of water at times, like we do here where we could easily have a rainfall that tops two inches or more, but yet we can go a month or two without much rain at all. How do we address those situations and capture that amount of water and retain it so that our plants can survive the month or two without us having to add water in from our municipal resources.
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Those are the kinds of things that you’re going to find in this book and of course at the end is a great resource library of information on what plants are well suited for your area that are water saving plants. Plants that aren’t so thirsty that you’re going to have to water them even if it just rained a couple days ago.
So, if water conservation is something that interests you, or if you just want to do your part in making sure that you’re not using water that could be better applied somewhere else, or being aloud to go back into our aquifers, then this is the book for you. I think you’ll really enjoy it.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
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