Gardening During a Drought
Search terms and subject headings to search the Internet or the library catalog:
For Native plants from dry places search "botany" or "plants" and:
Local Publications and Local Writers
Drought? Bring It On by Valerie Easton
How to drought-proof your garden by Valerie Easton
Knowledgebase results for "drought" reference question/answers and recommended websites.
Saving Water Partnership- A Service of Seattle and participating area water utilities, with practical information on improving soil and choosing the right plants.
An excerpt from the Pacific Northwest Garden Survival Guide by Debra Prinzing
Drought will be tough, but not fatal to gardens by Linda Plato
The Organic Garden: A dry garden can be lush and water-wise by Ann Lovejoy, Seattle P.I.
The foundations of drought-tolerant gardens by Ann Lovejoy, Seattle P.I.
No shortage of ways to deal with the trickle effect by Marty Wingate
Plants have to be tough to hang out on the streets by Marty Wingate
Keep plants going without a bank-breaking water bill by Mary Robson
Drought Tolerant Plant Lists & Demo Gardens
The Plant List by the Saving Water Partnership
Bellevue Botanical Gardens Waterwise Garden
WSU Grant/Adams Counties Master Gardener Drought Tolerant Demonstration Garden
Harvesting the Rain, and other Alternatives
Seattle Public Utilities Rain Water Harvesting
King County RainWise Program
King County Rain Barrel Information
Harvest The Rain from Mother Earth News
Rainwater Harvesting 88 page pdf from Texas
Internet Sources to buy rain barrels
Grey water - reusing household wash water by Oasis Design
Soaker hose information from the Saving Water Partnership
Water Wisely With Drip Irrigation by Fine Gardening
Technical information on irrigation evaporation and runoff from Clemson University
Sources for drip irrigation supplies: Dripirrigation.com and DripworksUSA.com
Local Mulch Sources (no endorsement implied)
Carpinito Brothers Farm, 1148 Central Ave. N, Kent | 206-623-8103
Cedar Grove Composting, 17825 Cedar Grove Rd. SE, Maple Valley | 425-432-2395
Dejong's Sawdust and Shavings, 11818 184th Ave NE, Redmond |425-885-1821
Manufacturer's Minerals (grit & sand), 1215 Monster Rd SW, Renton | 425-228-2120
Pacific Topsoils, many King Co. locations | 800-884-SOIL (7645)
Sawdust Supply, 6314 7th Ave. S ("at 7th and Michigan in the Georgetown area") Seattle | 206-622-4321
Free wood chips: many tree service companies will deliver for free.
Straw and alfalfa sold by the bale: look up "feed dealers" in Yellow Pages.
Tools and Data
More Local Articles
WSU Cooperative Extension articles:
Home Water-Saving Methods
Horticultural Techniques for Successful Plant Establishment
(Myth) Watering Plants on a Hot Sunny Day will Scorch Their Leaves
(Myth) Use of Drought-tolerant Plants Reduces Residential Water Consumption
Home and Garden Drought General Information
Saturday, 10-Oct-2015 12:50:57 PDT