Sunset published this booklet, Waterwise Gardening, in the midst of a California drought during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. It was...
Sunset published this booklet, Waterwise Gardening, in the midst of a California drought during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.
It wasn’t the first time we wrote about the West’s water future, but it was very forward-thinking in its evaluation, bringing up problems we still face today: population growth, ground-water depletion, and the natural cycle of our semidesert climate, which, unfortunately, guarantees droughts.
We can look to those factors when trying to explain the current California drought—one of the worst here in recorded history. But we published this book to help Western gardens survive the inevitable, and we know you could use its help, given that 58% of our state is experiencing a severe drought.
Here are some tips from our Waterwise Gardening booklet that are still handy, even today.
For more, check out this comprehensive list of drought-fighting tactics.