The McCormick Garden Club has donated both a xeriscape garden and a collection of books about xeriscape garden techniques to the McCormick County Library. The garden is planted in the raised brick bed located at the library entrance. Surrounded by concrete and lacking automatic irrigation, the bed is a perfect location for xeriscape plants which thrive in hot and dry conditions. Xeriscape, or water-wise, techniques emphasize the conservation of water used for irrigation often by using native plants which are already adapted to local conditions. This approach to landscaping is more sustainable in a world of diminishing fresh water supplies and global warming.


  Thanks to the McCormick Garden Club, you can learn all about these techniques in any of the seven titles now available for checkout. You can also enjoy the garden itself which includes handy plant identification signs. Pictured are Garden Club members Carol Bailey and Carol Mavity.