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  • Xeriscape Plant Guide, Fulcrum Publishing
  • The Xeriscape Handbook, Gayle Weinstein, Fulcrum Publishing
  • Xeriscape Colorado, the Complete Guide, Connie Lockhart Ellefson & David Winger,Fulcrum Publishing
  • The Undaunted Garden, 2nd edition, Lauren Springer Ogden, Fulcrum Publishing
  • Durable Plants for the Garden, Fulcrum Publishing
  • Native Plants for High-Elevation Western Gardens, Jan Busco & Nancy Morin, Fulcrum Publishing
  • Waterwise Landscaping with Trees, Shrubs and Vines, Jim Knopf, Chamisa  Books
  • The Xeriscape Flower Gardener, Jim Knopf, Johnson Publishing Company
  • Plant Driven Design, Scott Ogden & Lauren Springer Ogden, Timber Press
  • Passionate Gardening, Lauren Springer & Rob Proctor



  • Donala Water & Sanitation District,
  • Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Services fact sheets,


Gardens to Visit

  • Forest Edge Gardens, 12285 Lindsey Lane 80908, open only on July 22,23,24; 10am-4pm, $4 entry fee
  • Donala Gardens; On Gleneagle between Gleneagle Shops and Peoples Bank
  • Colorado Springs Utilities Xeriscape Demonstration Garden; 2855 Mesa Road, CS, CO
  • Cottonwood Creek Park Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, 3920 Dublin Blvd., CS, CO
  • Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO
  • Hudson Gardens, Littleton, CO
  • Horticulture Art Society Garden, Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs, CO


Other Resources for Protecting Colorado’s Water Supply

  • El Paso County Environmental Information, including waste disposal/recycling