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Articles: Water Sensitive Landscape Design

Throughout 2016 Pacific Horticulture featured a series of articles contributed by Marilee Kuhlmann and her colleagues at Urban Water Group in Los Angeles.

Our series focused on the basics: soil, carbon, water, and plants, as well as alternative technologies, and resource consumption. And always, our eye was on design: what is the new “beautiful”? Read on to explore new ways of thinking about changing garden conditions and how to create a nature-friendly, resilient landscape.

Illustration: Alex Stevens

Where Did the Water Go? – A Watershed Approach by Marilee Kuhlmann along with Paula Henson and Tom Rau

A look at California’s changing relationship with water and how gardens—and gardeners—cannot continue being insensitive to water use in the landscape, no matter what climate change has up its sleeve.

Photo: Marilee Kuhlmann

The Big Shift – Earth’s Renewal from the Bottom Up by Marilee Kulmann and Paula Henson

Over the past few decades, earth science knowledge has blossomed with some surprising revelations. This story expl...

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