Water Conservation. It's For Life.

Merrily Whiteside

Occupation:

Retired

My favorite way to spend free time:

Socializing with friends cycling, volunteering, gardening, photography and travel.

My favorite gardening book:

Sunset Magazine.

My thoughts on my garden:

My garden gives me more pleasure than I would have thought possible.

What people tell me about my garden:

Most say it is wonderful, and ask questions regarding water usage, and make comments about getting rid of their grass.

What surprises people most about my water-wise landscaping?

That is can look as nice as it does and it takes less effort in smaller projects which adds to its pleasure.

What I like most about my water-wise garden:

The simple pleasure of sitting quietly and watching birds and lizards enjoy the garden as much as I do on a hot summer afternoon.

Saving water is important because…

our biosphere has a finite amount of fresh water and as we approach the limit it becomes more expensive to gain access to what is necessary for life. We must become wiser and less wasteful. A wasted gallon every day multiplied by 7 billion people is a lot of water.