Gardens are powerful things. As global warming exacerbates drought conditions worldwide, we’re looking for ways that gardeners can make a difference. We’re taking note of colorful drought tolerant gardens, Marfa minimalism, and curbside cactus.
Join us for a week’s worth of ideas about how to use your own garden–big or small–to help the environment:
- Drought tolerant doesn’t mean devoid of color, as we learn in this week’s Garden Designer Visit to Australia, where we discover hazy drifts of lavender at a rural retreat.
- We’ve rounded up the best succulents to grow–they’re hardy, happy, and low maintenance–in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces. And our Growing Guide to Succulents has more tips to keep them alive.
- A brass vintage-style double sprinkler from Tradewinds.
- We’ve discovered ten surprising ways to save water in the garden; read about them in this week’s Ask the Expert.
- Cactus at the curb; we’ll dissect Garden Design details of a drive-by LA garden in this week’s Garden Visit.
- Margot discovers a prefab backyard outbuilding with a small footprint in our Outbuilding of the Week post.
- We’re sleuthing to discover the 11 best Garden Ideas to Steal from drought resistant gardens. Explore ideas with our 10 Easy Pieces: Fire Pits and Bowls.