The Water-Saving Garden Book Review

Over the past few years, many parts of the country has had less rainfall than in the past. Taking care of your garden and yard in these conditions can be challenging. Read below for my review of this new book.

Water saving garden book review

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for writing an honest review of the book. All thoughts are my own and are not swayed by receiving a free copy of this book. This post contains affiliate links. For more information about my Amazon affiliate links, see the bottom right column of my blog.

Living in Utah, it is a mountainous dessert climate. The past 2 years we haven't had much snow during the winter and less rainfall than usual. We recently bought our home and planned on working on our landscaping and planting a garden this spring. I knew that we had to plan carefully so we didn't overuse water in our garden.

When I had the opportunity to request The Water-Saving Garden by Pam Penick I thought this would be a great way to learn how to grow our garden with less water. Pam Penick is a garden designer and has contributed to many garden magazines. She lives in Texas, so she has real life experience gardening in a water challenged area.

The Water-Saving Garden has 5 well written and informative sections on planning your garden and landscaping to the best water-saving advantage. She includes photographic examples of gardens that utilize the advice given in the book.

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This book covers landscaping inspiration, water storage, irrigation techniques, planting timelines, essentials to building better soil, and the best plants for water-saving gardens.

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This book was so helpful as I planned what would work best in our garden. It even has tips for vegetable and herb gardens. I look forward to using this book as a reference throughout our planning and planting this year and in the future.

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  1. I have always wanted to make a rain barrel. We normally do a small garden, but time got away from us last year. Hopefully, we can make it happen this year.

    1. Good luck with your gardening this year. A rain barrel would be so useful! I liked how her examples became a part of the garden design.


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