Sunshine, precipitation, heat, cold, seasonal variations, altitude; all are critical considerations when planning and maintaining a successful garden. Knowing which plants do best in your climate, which conditions encourage growth, and how drought and other weather changes can affect what and how you grow is essential to wise gardeners. We discuss the issues — from hardiness zones and frost-tolerant plants to heat and drought-resistant gardens — important to every grower.
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How to design environmentally friendly, water-efficient gardens using natural rainfall.
How to reduce water use, save money, and fight drought by harvesting and collecting rainwater.
Understanding hardiness zones and growing conditions guarantees success.
News items on student gardening programs, food marketing, and the complications of climate change.