The xeriscape flower gardener: a waterwise guide for the by Jim Knopf

By Jim Knopf

Publication by way of Knopf, Jim

Show description

Read Online or Download The xeriscape flower gardener: a waterwise guide for the Rocky Mountain region PDF

Similar west books

Land of Enchantment: Memoirs of Marian Russell Along the Santa Fe Trail

The Santa Fe path was once one of many nice advertisement routes around the West, frequented extra through retailers than by way of emigrants. accordingly ladies tourists have been few at the Santa Fe path, and Land of appeal is likely one of the few firsthand debts by way of a lady of existence at the path. the writer, Marian Russell (1845-1936), dictated her tale to her daughter-in-law within the Nineteen Thirties.

The Cowboy Way: Seasons of a Montana Ranch

In February of his forty-fourth 12 months, journalist David McCumber signed on as a hand on rancher invoice Galt's expansive Birch Creek unfold in Montana. The Cowboy approach is a charming and very own account of his 12 months spent in open country—a e-book that expertly weaves jointly earlier and current right into a brilliant and colourful tapestry of a vanishing lifestyle.

Frommer's Oregon

Insider suggestion on hitting all of Oregon's most sensible points of interest, from bright Portland and Crater Lake nationwide Park to theater in Ashland and wine within the Willamette Valley. Plus, wide assurance of the good outside, from the Cascades to the Columbia Gorge, plus flora and fauna viewing, fishing, cycling, and beaching alongside the Oregon Coast.

Water wise : native plants for intermountain landscapes

This complete quantity presents particular information regarding shrubs, bushes, grasses, forbs, and cacti which are local to so much U. S. states within the Intermountain West, and that may be utilized in landscaping to preserve water, mirror and defend the region's panorama personality, and support defend its ecological integrity.

Extra resources for The xeriscape flower gardener: a waterwise guide for the Rocky Mountain region

Example text

The diversion of such massive amounts of water also negatively affects water quality in many areas, and when farm irrigation water is appropriated for urban landscape use, major areas of farming are permanently lost. In some areas, such as Santa Fe, New Mexico, pumping large amounts of water results in another major economic and environmental cost of the water supply. In a time of increasing awareness of limited resources, the rationality of investing so much in planting, fertilizing, mowing, and harvesting a "crop" (lawn grass) that we usually throw away is questionable at best, especially with so many good alternatives.

The process begins with a scale drawing of the area being planned. Tracing paper overlays are then used to try out different options, in order to avoid unnecessary redrawing of the original site plan. This process is explained and illustrated with drawings and photos of some of the same property that is used in other parts of this book in order to illustrate the value of following a systematic approach to design. 1. Site inventory and analysis. This step involves noting important existing conditions in the area.

Wildflower: A wildflower is simply a flowering plant that grows in a natural, uncultivated situation. It is not necessarily native, and a wildflower may or may not reproduce indefinitely on a specific site. The word wildflower is used for so many different concepts that it is important to consider, consciously, what is intended each time it is used. Weed: Several definitions illustrate the wide range of possible meanings of this word. " Designer weed: This is a light-hearted reference to common "weeds" worth a second look, because they are very durable and have significant ornamental value.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 34 votes