Harsh Winter for Summer-Dry Gardens

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Winter landscape in a Summer-Dry Climate

All winter, the headlines have been dominated by the harsh winter weather throughout the East.  In New England snowfall has been measured by feet instead of inches, the nations' capitol was shut down, freezing weather made its way into the deep South. Easterners longed for the sunny, dry, unseasonably warm weather in California, which is [...]

Dry Summer

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dry summer woodland california

We expect summers to be dry here in California.  It's a summer-dry or Mediterranean climate of wet winters and rainless summers.  Gardeners learn to adapt and use plants that are native to summer-dry climates. But this year is particularly hard on gardeners because it is particularly dry .  We have not had rainy winters recently, [...]

GBDW – Water in the Garden Wrap-Up

– Posted in: Garden Design

Our Design Workshop contributors have certainly come through for us this month, sharing an abundance of inspiring design ideas and a wealth of solid how-to information as well. We have posts on natural and lined ponds, waterfalls, container water features, bog gardens, and rain gardens too. It's obvious that water features can be quite addictive, based [...]