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Grow a garden with less water

Whether your garden has been affected by drought, changing climate, or simply the need to use less water, a new book offers a guide to growing a beautiful “dry” garden.

“The Colorful Dry Garden,” by landscape designer and horticultural expert Maureen Gilmer, includes more than 100 plants that bloom even if the face of hot, dry seasons with limited water.

Through color photos, easy to read keys, Q&A sections, budgeting information, timelines, and more, readers will learn about many beautiful, bold, blooming plants that thrive with little water, and how to incorporate them in all areas of the garden for an attractive, environmentally friendly landscape.

“The Colorful Dry Garden” is ($22.95 list price, Sasquatch Books), is available now at Changing Hands-Phoenix, 300 W. Camelback Road, or online at

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