Answer: For both this and your xeriscaping question, I highly recommend the book 'Xeriscape Gardening: Water Conservation for the American Landscape', by Connie Ellefson et al. (Macmillan, 1992). It provides all the "how-to" of soil prep, efficient irrigation, etc, as well as extensive lists of both native and unusual trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. You might also try contacting the National Xeriscape Council, PO Box 767936, Roswell, GA 30076. There may even be a state chapter you can get in touch with! Best of luck!
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