plant materials for water conservation – table of contents

Plant Propagation

Propagating Water Conserving Plants
Propagating Water Conserving Plants by Division

Regulations and Ordinances

City Ordinances for Water Conserving Landscapes: Plant Materials
Invasive and Noxious Plant Problems
Noxious Weeds and Water-Conserving Landscapes
Ordinances for Water Conserving Landscapes

Plant Selection for a Purpose

Animal Wildlife Considerations in the Water Conserving Home Landscape
Design Features of Native Landscapes
Diversity Encourages Landscape Sustainability
Misconceptions about Using Native Plants in the Landscape
Native Landscapes Reflect Local Plant Communities
Using Bedding Plants in the

Water-Wise Knot Gardens

Knot gardens are very formal designs that were popular in England and France in the 17th Century. Herbs were traditionally used for many knot gardens. Low clipped shrubs such as boxwood were added later.  Designs were traditionally created in a square frame and were based on embroideries of the time.

Designs can range from fairly simple to very complex. Most of the designs are kept low so that the pattern is easily seen from above.  Plants are planted to look …