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go! Platteland - - NO-WATER GARDENS -

Re­silient no-wa­ter gar­dens are not in­stant gar­dens. We are so used to the idea that land­scap­ing means clear­ing a plot, buy­ing a load of plants with lush fo­liage and stick­ing it in when­ever, and then ir­ri­gat­ing to keep ev­ery­thing alive. That ap­proach is the re­sult of an industry that needs to sell plants and work year round. But run­ning out of wa­ter brings that model to its knees. The no-wa­ter way is nec­es­sar­ily sea­sonal, slower and more lo­cal.

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