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Where to Get Water-Wise Plants

You can purchase Xeriscape plant materials at your local nursery, plant store, and sometimes at large discount stores. Before you go to the store it is a good idea to identify the plants you are interested in. There are some excellent reference books that can help you with selections. You can also find a lot of information on the web. Remember that the plants that work well for Xeriscape in one region may not do well in another. It’s always best to consult with a local landscaping expert or plant nursery professional. In addition, many water utilities offer brochures on Xeriscape.

Xeriscape bibliography:
THE GARDEN SHOP, University of California, Berkley

Xeriscape Books:

Xeriscape Plant Guide, 1999, AWWA, Denver, CO.

Xeriscape Handbook : A How-To Guide to Natural, Resource-Wise Gardening, Gayle Weinstein, 1999, AWWA, Denver, CO.

Waterwise Landscaping with Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Xeriscape Guide for the Rocky Mountain Region, California, and the Desert Southwest, James M Knopf (Editor), Maureen McIntyre (Illustrator), 1999, Charisma Books.

The Xeriscape Flower Gardener : A Waterwise Guide for the Rocky Mountain Region, Jim Knopf, 1991, Johnson Books.

Dry-Land Gardening : A Xeriscaping Guide for Dry-Summer, Cold-Winter Climates, Jennifer Bennett, 1998, Firefly Books.

Creating The Prairie Xeriscape :Low-maintenance, Water-efficient Gardening, Sara Williams, 1997, Unknown publisher.

Xeriscape Gardening :Water Conservation For The American Landscape, Connie Loc Ellefson, Thomas L. Stephens, and Doug Welsch. Year and publisher unknown.

A Desert Gardener's Companion, Kim Nelson, and Paul Mirocha, 2001, Rio Nuevo Publishers.

The Dry Garden : A Practical Guide to Planning & Planting (Wayside Gardens Collection), Mark Rumary, John E. Elsley, 1995, Sterling Publications.

The Dry Garden, Beth Chatto and Thomas Fischer, 1996, Saga Press.

Xeriscaping for Florida Homes, Monica Moran Brandies, 1999, Great Outdoors Publishing Co.

Plants for Dry Climates, Mary Rose Duffield, Warren D. Jones, 1992, H.P. Books.

Xeriscape Color Guide : 100 Water-Wise Plants for Gardens and Landscapes, by David Winger (Editor), 1998, Fulcrum Pub.

Trees and Shrubs for Dry California Landscapes : Plants for Water Conservation, Bob Perry, Robert Perry, date and publisher unknown.

Landscape Plants for Western Regions: An Illustrated Guide to Plants for Water Conservation,Bob Perry, Land Design Publishing, 1992 (Out of Print – Only Available Used or Library Loan).

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