Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought
Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought

Home gardeners in drought-stricken Southern California face a challenge: How to keep landscapes looking good while cutting back on water use. For ideas, we're talking to landscape and garden professionals to see how they are adapting in their own yards. Watering wisely Joy Us Garden blogger, author and video personality Nell Foster converted her Santa Barbara garden into a drought-tolerant, succulent-filled oasis years ago. She's experienced at keeping water use to a minimum. For her container plants, Foster uses only gray water. "I keep a pail to the side of my kitchen sink, and all my rinse water goes into the pail," she said. "It's safe because I only...