Given Australia's sometimes harsh climate and long-standing restrictions on water consumption, home gardeners need to be mindful of how much water they use. This book provides practical advice on growing a beautiful, bountiful garden while keeping your water usage to a minimum. Every aspect of waterwise gardening is covered: choosing the right plants for your conditions; looking after plants so they grow healthy and hardy and need minimal supplementary watering; capturing rainwater and making the best use of the water you do have. There is an illustrated A-Z guide with hundreds of plants that grow well in dry climates, step-by-step advice on capturing and storing rainwater, and information on using compost and mulches, grouping plants needing similar amounts of water, creating shade cover and reducing lawn area. With Waterwise Gardening you will discover how to have a wonderful garden no matter where you live.