I had a delightful morning as I welcomed the crew from Growing a Greener World into my garden. Growing a Greener World is the new PBS television gardening series hosted by Joe Lamp’l, one of my co-authors on my latest book, Waterwise Plants for the Southwest.
Theresa Loe, associate producer for Joe’s show, contacted me about being the guest expert for an episode on saving water in the garden. Since that’s exactly what I spend most of my life talking, writing about, teaching people to do, and doing myself, I was delighted to participate.
Joe and I discussed low water gardening, why it is important, and why I started doing it. Being a California native, I have known forever that water is a precious resource. One of my major gardening goals is to create maximum beauty with as little water as possible.
We toured my garden, looking at my new, low-water meadow, now six months old.
We talked about how to select plants that are waterwise, whether you live in Maine or Miami. We most talked about efficient irrigation technologies, and ways to grow vegetables with as little water as possible.
Joe and his crew were a delight to work with. The show will air on or around September 11th this year. I can’t wait to see it!