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Drought-tolerant garden workshops, plant sales for inland residents

April 5, 2011 |  7:00 am


Four Inland Empire water districts have partnered with Home Depot to create the Garden Friendly program. The educational campaign is aimed at the blazing inland region, where irrigation of a conventional turf garden can command as much as 70% of household water use.

Workshops and special plant sales on Home Depot parking lots are scheduled from April 9 to June 25. Locations include Riverside, Chino, Upland, Corona, Redlands and Murrieta. Although many dry gardeners would like see major chains stock more drought-tolerant plants as a rule instead of an exception, this effort is worth saluting.

The Dry Garden, our column on sustainable landscapes, will revisit this program when a new water-wise demonstration garden opens at Cal State San Bernardino in June.


Previewing a low-water garden tour

Reviewing a book on lawn alternatives

Touring an unusual rain-harvesting system

 -- Emily Green

Photo: Los Angeles Times