With the water-shortages, due to drought, throughout the western parts of the U.S. this book is very timely.
I have a daughter who lives out west and I know the difficulty she has had in finding just the right plants to use that do not require a lot of watering, yet can help the house look beautiful.
The introduction gives different examples of attractive yard arrangements with landscaping and furniture arrangements.
The next chapters, in part two, shares ways to make the garden a water saver, including the type of soil and mulch are best.
Part three talks about choosing native plants and timing planting. Part four is about making the garden look like it has plenty and finally the last section gives a list of over 100 plants that can be used to help create this kind of garden.
This is an excellent resource book for anyone that is interested in water conservation while gardening.
I was given this book by blogging for books in exchange for my honest review.