Lush & Efficient: New & Revised Book Now Available

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The highly popular desert-gardening book, Lush & Efficient, has been revised to include up to date information for creating a beautiful desert landscape that helps conserve water, our most precious resource.
The 160-page book renamed “Lush & Efficient Desert-Friendly Landscaping in the Coachella Valley,” is distributed by Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) in partnership with Desert Water Agency (DWA).

Lush & Efficient provides alternatives to traditional high-water, high maintenance landscapes. It features nearly 500 color photos, providing a wealth of information on how to create a landscape that is colorful, attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies and also saves water and money. The book is geared both to the permanent resident who can plan and plant for year-round enjoyment and for the seasonal visitor who may to focus on particular months of the year. It explains how to select and grow more than 340 desert-friendly plants, with practical and beautiful landscape designs.

In addition to the extensive information about plants and landscape designs, the book provides background about water-efficient irrigation, step-by-step planting and highlights the unique challenges of gardening
in the desert.