With only eleven inches of rain a year on average, San Diego’s hot dry climate can be tough on garden plants. Host Nan Sterman takes us to a look at climate appropriate gardens in home and commercial landscapes. From low water plants, to water smart designs, we’ll show you beautiful gardens that are low water winners.
In this episode, we visit:
- The Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College
- Hunter Industries in San Marcos
- The waterwise landscape at the San Diego County Water Authority’s headquarters in Kearny Mesa
- Tour the lush, waterwise landscape at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, just over the border from San Diego
- Visit a home garden where the grass gave way to color and texture that delight the owners both for its beauty and for how efficiently it uses water.
- We also learn about some novel low water technologies and some tips to help us recognize low water plants in the nursery.
Links to Resources:
- Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College
- Hunter Industries
- San Diego County Water Authority
- Rancho La Puerta