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Managing water in arid gardens. Simple, efficient, economical methods are described by a Tucson gardener.
FINE GARDENING #4 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 15

Suggestions on gardening in the desert southwest.
FINE GARDENING #4 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 75

A desert landscape for a Mesa, Arizona, yard. Includes suggestions for a diverse garden that includes a variety of desert trees, shrubs, succulents and herbaceous plants.
FINE GARDENING #7 May-Jun 1989 pg. 30

A water-conserving landscape. Soft colors and bright highlights for a dry climate.
FINE GARDENING #22 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 22

Xeriscaping to create a luxuriant yet drought proof garden in New Mexico. Special considerations for soil amendments, plant selection and mulching noted.
FINE GARDENING #52 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 40

Planted pockets give life to stone walls. How to fill cracks and crevices with drought-tolerant plants for a been-there-forever look. Includes plant lists of perennials and annuals for sun or shade. Also includes instructions for building a dry-stacked retaining wall.
FINE GARDENING #67 May-Jun 1999 pg. 40

Xeriscaping (landscaping to conserver water). Seven steps to achieving the desired result.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1990 (v.34#3) pg. 44

Desert gardening. Advice on plant selection and gardening procedures in a low desert area.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1996 (v.40#4) pg. 55

Lawnless xeriscape. Tips on replacing lawns with drought-tolerant flowers.
GARBAGE Jul-Aug 1990 (v.2#4) pg. 34

Composting, no-irrigation and xeriscaping ideas from a northern-California gardener who is attempting to form a healthy relationship between a cultivated landscape and the indigenous ecology.
GARBAGE Nov-Dec 1993 (v.5#5) pg. 46

Xeriscape. Seven steps to creating a low-maintenance landscape that uses little water.
GARDEN GATE #9 Jun 1996 pg. 10

Some like it hot. Perennials and annuals that cope with hot, arid summers.
GARDEN GATE #9 Jun 1996 pg. 24

The dry herb garden. Herbs and ornamental perennials that adapt well to heat and drought.
HERB COMPANION Aug-Sep 1997 (v.9#6) pg. 41

Denizens of the drylands. How to choose and nurture herbs for a hot, dry garden.
HERB COMPANION Apr-May 1999 (v.11#4) pg. 26

Dealing with drought. Ideas for low-water landscaping, called "xeriscaping".
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1990 (v.15#6) pg. 51

A list of plants for desert landscaping. Accompanies an article describing the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
HORTICULTURE Mar 1994 (v.72#3) pg. 48

Xeriscaping (the use of drought-tolerant plants and water saving techniques) is described as it applies to vegetable gardens.
KITCHEN GARDEN #7 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 18

Gardening techniques which work in very dry areas, such as Arizona.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1983 (v.30#1) pg. 135

Gardening the Zuni way. Waffle gardens for the Southwest.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1987 (v.34#8) pg. 63

Xeriscaping. Guidelines for designing a landscape with drought-tolerant plants. Two landscape designs for a typical suburban lot in the Colorado foothills are compared. One is designed for limited irrigation and low maintenance, the other for full irrigation and high maintenance. Two accompanying articles describe two drought tolerant gardens, one in San Diego, California, and another in Austin, Texas.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1988 (v.35#11) pg. 56, 62, 68

High-desert flower garden plan.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1993 (v.40#1) pg. 86

How to capture and save winter water in the dry-climate garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1993 (v.40#8) pg. 72

A list of 15 plants that performed well during long dry spells. Supplements a list of 92 "unthirsty" plants in the October 1976 issue of Sunset.
SUNSET Nov 1977 (v.159#5) pg. 96

Planting for drought conditions. A list of drought-resistant plants which don't require watering. Tips on how much (or little) water you need to give other plants.
SUNSET Jul 1988 (v.181#1) pg. 182

Questions and answers on how to conserve water and still keep a home landscape intact in the arid West. Explains lawn care, irrigation system, protection of landscape and container plants, and ways to save water.
SUNSET May 1989 (v.182#5) pg. 126

Water-sensible plants can give you waves of color. Three different approaches.
SUNSET Sep 1990 (v.185#3) pg. 64