Author(s): BARRON PATTLE
Gardening for drought and heat the Mediterranean way. This book reveals the secrets of gardening with a low watering regime, with techniques showing how you can create the ideal garden for living in, whatever the weather. It shows how to create a garden that is full of radiance and scent, with vivid flowers and foliage, and aromatic herbs - the perfect outdoor living room. It offers an advice on making a garden that is beautiful through every season, whatever the climate, so that it can survive through the driest summers, and yet can cope with damp, rain and even frost. It includes photographs of inspirational scenes from dry and Mediterranean gardens. Gardening in today's ever hotter and drier conditions need not be a barrier to enjoyment, success and creativity. The low-water no-water method is not for the faint-hearted, but for those who like their plants spirited and their flower beds exuberant. This book shows how to use Mediterranean plants for a glorious garden that will thrive in a dry climate. There are instructions for planting evergreens with robust, aromatic folliage, as well as low-maintenance shrubs that need no staking, watering, feeding or pruning. The book shows how tough love, not pampering, pays off, giving you a drought-proof and aromatic paradise in your own plot.
Pattie Barron is a gardening journalist who writes about plants and gardens full-time. She has a weekly column in the London Evening Standard's Homes & Property section, and is also the gardening editor for Good Housekeeping magazine.