more about: drought-tolerant gardening

The secret gardens of SFO (yes, the airport), part 2

We recently reported about the unknown dry garden at SFO, easily accessible from Terminal 1. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. 

The secret gardens of SFO (yes, the airport!), part 1

You know about the 2 yoga rooms and the Napa Farms Market in Terminal 2. You might even know that the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) doesn’t just feature cool art exhibits, it’s actually a fully accredited museum, employing its very own curator. But I’ll bet you didn’t know about the secret gardens. They’re inexplicably missing from SFO’s website.

Amazing low-water garden resource

Totally geeky, amazingly useful—that’s my take on the irrigation field trials that UC Davis conducts. And the result is a fantastic resource for low-water gardening.

Is there a drought in the Northwest?

This piece comes to us from longtime Sunset contributor, Jim McCausland. A piece on NPR last week mentioned that California’s drought seems to be spilling into the Pacific Northwest.