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Water!

Water; water everywhere…or not enough at all!  Water is the lifeblood of every living thing, and yet it can be destructive in its extremes.  It’s a resource that is ephemeral and unpredictable – be it by natures’ vagaries or politicians’ whims.  The partnering of thoughtful water management with appropriate plant selection is crucial to any garden design. Today the Garden Designers Roundtable presents the topic of water.

We are delighted to introduce Debra Lee Baldwin as our guest blogger this month.  Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin lives in the drought-parched Southwest, near San Diego. “Water?” she asks. “Ha! I wish.” Debra authored the Timber Press bestsellers Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens.   As a renowned authority on these elegant, easy-care and waterwise plants, Debra shares her expertise in print and online, via radio and TV, and at horticultural venues nationwide. She is one of several acclaimed authors and photographers who share the blog www.gardeninggonewild.com. More info: www.debraleebaldwin.com.

Now, please follow the links below, joining our special guest and members of the Roundtable, as we write about water.

Debra Lee Baldwin : Gardening Gone Wild : Escondido, CA

Tara Dillard : Vanishing Threshold : Atlanta, GA

Rochelle Greayer : Studio G : Boston, MA

Lesley Hegarty & Robert Webber : Hegarty Webber Partnership : Bristol, UK

Jenny Peterson : J Peterson Garden Design : Austin TX

Douglas Owens-Pike : Energyscapes : Minneapolis, MN

Christina Salwitz : Personal Garden Coach : Renton, WA

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Water – Next Tuesday!

The dog days of summer are upon us and with them the searing heat that wilts our bodies, our minds and…our gardens. Water, the magical elixir that can revive, calm, and cool, can also be an agent of destruction and a flashpoint for divisive policies and politics. As garden designers – and gardeners – we must keep the use of water and its powerful affects at the forefront of our planning.

This month the Roundtable topic is Water.   We are delighted that our guest blogger will be Debra Lee Baldwin, garden photojournalist and the author of Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens, and part of the talented blogging team at Gardening Gone Wild.  Tune in Tuesday, July 26th for this powerful edition of The Garden Designers Roundtable!

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