Over the last ten years 'xeriscape' has become a watchword for water-conscious gardeners. Extensively revised and updated, Creating the Prairie Xeriscape moves on from the basics to give today's gardeners a complete guide to planning, designing and maintaining their own xeriscape gardens. Full-colour throughout, Creating the Prairie Xeriscape contains a reference section of ideal plants for the xeriscape garden. These descriptions, with advice on culturing and best growing conditions, enable gardeners to select a range of plants for year-round landscape value. You'll also find chapters on native plants and vegetables for the xeriscape, as well as extensive tables as a quick reference guide for planting choices.
Sara Williams's previous books include Perennials for the Prairies, In a Cold Land: Saskatchewan's Horticultural Pioneers, and, with co-author Hugh Skinner, Gardening Naturally: a chemical-free handbook for the Prairies. She was the founder and first editor of The Saskatchewan Gardener, now called Gardener for the Prairies, and coordinates a weekly gardening column that appears in more than 25 prairie newspapers.Sara Williams has a B.Sc. (with great distinction) and a M.Sc. in Horticultural Extension from the University of Saskatchewan, as well as a B.A. in English and History from the University of Michigan. She served as the horticultural specialist with the Extension Division of the University of Saskatchewan for 12 years, retiring in 2001.