Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Arts & Culture

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

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.
Courtesy of AGP Productions (c)2016
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.

Stream now or tune in Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, March 1 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS 2

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.

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

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.

Join The Conversation:

A GROWING PASSION is on Facebook, and you can follow @GrowingPassion on Twitter. Share photos and follow the series on Instagram.

Watch On Your Schedule:

All episodes of A GROWING PASSION are available for streaming on demand.

With the PBS Video App, you can stream your favorite and local station shows. Download it for free on your favorite device. The app allows you to catch up on recent episodes and discover award-winning shows.

A GROWING PASSION - Season Three Highlights