The Dry Garden: Protecting the Pacific

What, you might ask, does the ocean have to do with gardening? In California, Orange County landscape designer Douglas Kent would reply: Everything. All the rain that we don’t catch during the winter and all of the irrigation spilled into the streets from our sprinklers in the warm months end up as storm water. “Water running into the ocean is not inherently harmful,” Kent writes in his new book Ocean Friendly Gardens. “It is the stuff attached to it and the stuff it picks up on the way to the ocean that is. Fertilizers, pesticides, oils, cleaning solutions and organic debris all run off a landscape.”

Click here to keep reading about Kent’s new book published by the Surfrider Foundation in the “The Dry Garden” column of the Los Angeles Times

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