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A GROWING PASSION: After The Lawn Is Gone - Water-Wise Gardens

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Host Nan Sterman and landscape designer Nick Dean admire the feeling of water...

Credit: Courtesy of AGP Productions (c)2016

Above: Host Nan Sterman and landscape designer Nick Dean admire the feeling of water created by the blue green grasses flowing out from under the bridge in this low-water garden design from the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Once the lawn is gone, it leaves behind a blank slate ready for to be reimagined to meet the homeowners’ needs and desires.

On this episode, we learn about planning a new water-wise garden, the features of a water-wise garden, and watch the process of water-wise garden installation.

Photo credit: Courtesy of AGP Productions (c)2016

Swales are one of the many water-saving strategies that can be applied in a water-wise garden design.

We head to the nursery for a glimpse at beautiful water-wise plants, then visit a just-planted garden to see the characteristics of this climate adapted garden.

In the process, we visit a selection of gardens that demonstrate how beautiful and aesthetically diverse water-wise gardens can be.

A GROWING PASSION: After The Lawn Is Gone - Water-Wise Gardens

From earth-friendly and water-wise gardens to organic foods and habitat restoration, San Diegans demand options that protect our health, feed our communities and protect our natural resources.

Hosted by Nan Sterman, A GROWING PASSION explores backyard food production, major horticultural growers, low-water landscapes and sustainable practices around the home and in the garden.

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