Love the spherical dasylirion in this mix of plants

Love the spherical dasylirion in this mix of plants

In Ojai, landscape designer Paul Hendershot created a family gathering place under a cool canopy of fruitless mulberry trees. Mulberries are fairly tolerant of drought once they get established, but their aggressive roots are large and shallow. Hendershot set up a watering system for the trees that irrigates them deeply once a week, keeping the roots from growing too near the surface.

In Ojai, landscape designer Paul Hendershot created a family gathering place under a cool canopy of fruitless mulberry trees. Mulberries are fairly tolerant of drought once they get established, but their aggressive roots are large and shallow. Hendershot set up a watering system for the trees that irrigates them deeply once a week, keeping the roots from growing too near the surface.

The wonderful Umberger garden, from "Tomorrow's Garden" by Stephen Orr.  Love the red accent.

The wonderful Umberger garden, from "Tomorrow's Garden" by Stephen Orr. Love the red accent.

Flip through most gardening books and you'll see pages and pages of excess. But all that lushness comes at a high price. Martha Stewart Living Editorial Director of Gardening Stephen Orr shares greener ways to create lovely outdoor spaces.

Flip through most gardening books and you'll see pages and pages of excess. But all that lushness comes at a high price. Martha Stewart Living Editorial Director of Gardening Stephen Orr shares greener ways to create lovely outdoor spaces.

small labyrinth of drought tolerant sedge  Now I know what to do with all the liriopi in my broaders!

small labyrinth of drought tolerant sedge Now I know what to do with all the liriopi in my broaders!

from the book Tomorrow's Garden by Stephen Orr

from the book Tomorrow's Garden by Stephen Orr

Tomorrow's Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening - Stephen Orr - Google Books

Tomorrow's Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening - Stephen Orr - Google Books

From his book "Tomorrow's Garden," gardening editor Stephen Orr outlines 10 steps to sustainable gardening.

Sustainable Gardening Tips

From his book "Tomorrow's Garden," gardening editor Stephen Orr outlines 10 steps to sustainable gardening.


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“Tomorrow’s Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening” by Stephen Orr Photo: Rodale

Books can sprout ideas for creative spring gardens

“Tomorrow’s Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening” by Stephen Orr Photo: Rodale

Stephen Orr: Tomorrow's Garden

Stephen Orr: Tomorrow's Garden

19 CREATIVE PLANT MARKERS TO MAKE:  Lots of clever ideas here for making labeled markers that can be used for both outdoors (in the garden) and indoors (for house plants). Many are quite inexpensive to make using simple supplies that you probably already have around the house, you’ll find a few utilizing recycled items like soda cans, old spoons and vinyl blinds or smooth rocks right from the garden. Have fun!

19 CREATIVE PLANT MARKERS TO MAKE: Lots of clever ideas here for making labeled markers that can be used for both outdoors (in the garden) and indoors (for house plants). Many are quite inexpensive to make using simple supplies that you probably already have around the house, you’ll find a few utilizing recycled items like soda cans, old spoons and vinyl blinds or smooth rocks right from the garden. Have fun!

Sage keeps mosquitos away in a campfire!!

Sage keeps mosquitos away in a campfire!!

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