The Water-Saving Garden book party and giveaway!

The Water-Saving Garden

My new book, The Water-Saving Garden: How to Grow a Gorgeous Garden with a Lot Less Water, is officially published! To celebrate, I’m throwing a book-release party, and you’re invited!

Six garden blogging friends are joining me today to host on our blogs 7 giveaways that help people save water in their gardens. Woot! So come on in and enjoy the party, and be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment to enter the giveaways.

But first, I’d like to tell you a little about my book. The Water-Saving Garden is for anyone who cares about conserving our most precious resource: water, specifically our supply of freshwater. Offering smart gardening information about making a drought-tolerant garden, holding onto rainwater when it comes, keeping runoff-borne pollutants out of waterways, and irrigating efficiently, the book also gets creative with design ideas for evoking water in a dry garden through clever plant choice and stonework. My aim was to write a practical and accessible book that also inspires with beautiful photos of water-wise gardens from all parts of the country. An index of 100 water-thrifty plants helps you figure out good choices for your own particular region.

Would you like to read an excerpt? Visit The Water-Saving Garden webpage at Penguin Random House and click on “Read an Excerpt” or “Look Inside.” If you like what you see, you’ll find it available for purchase on Amazon, other online retailers, and anywhere books are sold.

And now it’s time for the book-party giveaways! Blow your party horn and toss the confetti, and take a look at all these water-saving goodies for your garden! Enter all 7 giveaways detailed below (quick links appear at the end of this post) to maximize your chances of winning.

GIVEAWAY at Clay and Limestone:
55-Gallon Black Rain Barrel from Epoch Rain Barrels

Epoch Rain Barrel

Want to collect free rainwater? This 55-gallon rain barrel from Epoch Rain Barrels will help you save water and store it for a non-rainy day. Epoch’s rain barrels are upcycled from food-grade drums, so you have the satisfaction of knowing they’re keeping materials out of the landfill too.

Epoch says that social responsibility is part of everything they do. According to their website: “We are not into mass produced, cheap products made overseas with inexpensive labor and manufacturing that affects the environment negatively. Exactly the opposite….We work to take waste products and re-purpose them into conservation products.”

Gail at Clay and Limestone is hosting this giveaway. Gail’s passion is wildflowers and other native plants that sustain pollinators in her Nashville, Tennessee, garden. She writes, “I’ve been gardening here for 30 years. Plants have to be rugged to survive our wet winters and dry summers. That’s why I plant Middle Tennessee and Cedar Glade natives that will grow and thrive in clay and limestone.” Gail also serves on the advisory committee of the Garden Bloggers Fling.

GIVEAWAY at Danger Garden:
Circle Pot from Potted

Circle Pot from Potted

Hang a mod Circle Pot — you choose the color! — from your porch roof, pergola, or tree to display your favorite water-thrifty succulents in style. The Circle Pot is an original design by Potted, a hip Los Angeles garden shop with an online store. I have a red one hanging in my own garden, and I love it!

Potted is owned and operated by the creative duo of Mary Gray and Annette Goliti Gutierrez (whose Hollywood Hills garden I visited last fall). They write, “In 2004, we opened what we envisioned to be a mecca for like-minded, design-loving, garden enthusiasts – people like us who wanted to shop for the outdoor area of their homes with the same choices and style they have for their interiors. As we’ve evolved, we realized that what sets us apart is our continued desire to create our own products. This blend of original pieces coupled with our love of seeking out other unique artisans has helped us to develop our diverse style – from kitsch to cottage and vintage to modern.”

Loree at Danger Garden in Portland, Oregon, is hosting this giveaway. She declares, “Nice plants are boring – my love is for plants that can hurt you. Agave, yucca, anything with a spike or spur!” She has an artist’s eye for displaying these drought-tolerant beauties in contemporary pots — including a chartreuse Circle Pot of her own. Loree is a partner and the communications director at Plant Lust, and she serves on the advisory committee of the Garden Bloggers Fling.

GIVEAWAY at Red Dirt Ramblings:
65-Gallon Rainwater Urn from Gardener’s Supply Company

Rainwater Urn from Gardener’s Supply Co.

This shapely, terracotta-lookalike Rainwater Urn from Gardener’s Supply Company fits gracefully into any garden style. Made of UV-stable, scratch- and chip-resistant polyethylene, it has a matte-textured finish, spigot, and 5-foot hose with shut-off valve. The removable top includes a recessed basin that can be used to display a potted plant.

Based in Vermont, Gardener’s Supply is 100% employee-owned and donates 8% of company profits to “programs and organizations that are using gardening to improve the world.” Its mission since its founding in 1983 has been, “We are in business to spread the joys and rewards of gardening, because gardening nourishes the body, elevates the spirit, builds community, and makes the world a better place.”

Dee at Red Dirt Ramblings is hosting this giveaway. She writes about gardening sustainably in rural central Oklahoma, amid challenging weather conditions that include heat, drought, and the occasional tornado. The author of The 20-30 Something Garden Guide, Dee is also a contributor to Oklahoma Gardener and a gardening coach.

GIVEAWAY at Gossip in the Garden:
Live Succulent Planter from Boxhill

Boxhill Live Succulent Planter

This beautiful, 8-inch succulent planter from the well-curated online shop Boxhill arrives pre-assembled and ready to display, and it even includes a blank gift card in case you have the willpower to gift it to someone. Succulents are water-thrifty plants, making this planter especially easy to care for.

Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery, a Tucson, Arizona, garden designer and stylist, founded Boxhill as an online garden boutique selling modern, stylish furniture and accessories for outdoor living. Boxhill’s mission is “to bring you products that you can’t find ‘just anywhere.’ Our curated selection will help you to find and define your personal style, through products that combine quality craftsmanship with thoughtful design. Explore our inspired collection of outdoor and covered patio items, ranging from fire pits and dining tables, to the finest linens, to outdoor pillows, pots, and more.”

Rebecca at Gossip in the Garden is hosting this giveaway. As owner and garden designer at Harmony in the Garden in northern California, she creates gardens that are not only beautiful but water-wise. She’s the author of Refresh Your Garden Design with Color, Texture and Form and co-author of Garden Up!, as well as a contributor to Horticulture and other magazines.

GIVEAWAY at North Coast Gardening:
3 bags of pumice from General Pumice Products

Pumice from General Pumice Products

Three lucky readers will each win a 15-pound bag of high-quality, 1/8-inch pumice from General Pumice Products. Pumice is ideal for planting water-thrifty plants like succulents that need excellent drainage. Mix it into your potting mix or add it to raised beds to provide excellent drainage for succulents and cacti.

Owner Lexi Petelski is enthusiastic about the benefits of using pumice in a water-saving garden. She explains, “Pumice is rich in nutrients that boost growth in a variety of plant life, and it helps maintain healthy water absorbency in soils. Unlike perlite…pumice is completely organic and chemical free, and actually adds over 70 healthy minerals to your soil and plant life….[U]sing pumice in soils has proven to cut water usage by a huge percentage.”

General Pumice Products sells its pumice to nurseries and growers all over the U.S., and they also run an online store, where you can order pumice by the bag.

Genevieve at North Coast Gardening is hosting this giveaway. Gen is a landscape designer who also operates a landscape maintenance business in Arcata, CA. She’s also a contributing editor and staff writer for Garden Design magazine. On her blog, she shares reviews of garden tools and the best “garden tricks and organic solutions that aren’t fiddly and stupid.”

GIVEAWAY at Rock-Oak-Deer:
50-Gallon Rain Barrel and Chesapeake Stand from The Rain Barrel Depot

Chesapeake Stand from the Rain Barrel Depot

Rain barrel from the Rain Barrel Depot

The Rain Barrel Depot is offering two items to one lucky winner: a 50-gallon rain barrel and a stand on which to elevate it for better flow. The green rain barrel is made of 100% recycled plastic, and the Chesapeake Stand, constructed from pressure-treated Southern pine, is 12 inches tall and sized to hold a 45- to 55-gallon rain barrel.

Headquartered in Atlanta and owned by Gene and Peggy Kelly, the Rain Barrel Depot offers many different styles of rain barrels to suit your aesthetic, as well as kits for making your own rain barrels if you like to DIY. It also carries garden and kitchen compost bins. Gene says, “Our mission is to help people conserve water resources and be better stewards of the water we have been given.” As his company’s website points out, “We have all the water we will ever have, at this very moment.”

Shirley at Rock-Oak-Deer is hosting this giveaway. A retired interior designer for commercial and public-sector projects, Shirley lives and gardens in San Antonio, Texas, where she plants for water thriftiness and deer resistance. On her blog, she shares her efforts in creating a low-water garden with year-round interest, especially out front, where she ripped out the thirsty lawn in favor of structural xeric plants.

GIVEAWAY at Digging:
$100 Gift Certificate from High Country Gardens

Gift Certificate from High Country Gardens

High Country Gardens, whose tagline is Pioneers in Sustainable Gardening, sells low-water plants and eco-friendly landscapes through its online catalog. Founded by Santa Fe horticulturist David Salman, High Country Gardens is a leader in water-wise plant offerings for dry regions of the U.S., and for those who just enjoy growing dry-loving plants. Today it’s owned by American Meadows, and David is still hands-on, propagating plants for the catalog in his Santa Fe greenhouses and writing about his favorites on High Country’s blog.

I’m hosting High Country’s giveaway here at Digging. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. The giveaway ends next Sunday at 11 pm CST, and I’ll announce the winner here on Monday, March 7.

There are a few rules: One entry per person per giveaway, and you must provide a valid email address (will be kept private) when you enter. Winner must reside in the continental U.S. (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) for shipping purposes. The winner will be notified by email on March 7 and must contact me with his/her mailing address within 5 days to claim the giveaway; otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Good luck to you!

Update: The randomly chosen winner is Ally (comment #59). Congratulations, Ally! I’ll send you an email and will need your confirmation and mailing address. Look in your spam folder if you don’t see my email today.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

For quick access to all the giveaways in The Water-Saving Garden book party, follow these links:

Clay and Limestone:
55-Gallon Black Rain Barrel from Epoch Rain Barrels

Danger Garden:
Circle Pot from Potted

Gossip in the Garden:
Live Succulent Planter from Boxhill

North Coast Gardening:
3 bags of 1/8-in. pumice (to 3 winners!) from General Pumice Products

Red Dirt Ramblings:
65-Gallon Rainwater Urn from Gardener’s Supply Company

50-Gallon Rain Barrel and Chesapeake Stand from The Rain Barrel Depot

$100 gift certificate from High Country Gardens


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207 Responses

  1. Alison says:

    Hooray! I’ve been looking forward to your new book ever since I heard what it was about. Can’t wait to get a look at it.

  2. Cool book, Pam! I’ve ordered my copy from Amazon and after reading a few blogger reviews, I’m even more excited to delve into it. I’d love to win the High Country Gardens gift certificate: what a perfect prize to dovetail message and method!

  3. What i would do with $100 gift card High Country Gardens! They actually have to much good stuff. Alouth my garden is not in the high desert and I probably get 40″ more of rain. :)

  4. Audrey says:

    Can’t wait to get my book. Busy this morning already working in the yard.

  5. Gerhard Bock says:

    Congratulations, Pam! I just received my copy and haven’t had time to read it yet, but at first glance it looks fantastic–exactly the kind of information so many gardeners in “dry” states have been looking for.

    While I didn’t have the information in your book handy for our own lawn conversion project earlier this month, I think we ended up doing a lot of the things you recommend in your book.

    I can’t wait to read it from cover to cover in the weeks to come.

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Gerhard, I’m so glad you linked to the big reveal of your new succulent garden. It looks amazing — so much bigger, for one thing, and way more beautiful than the drought-stressed lawn. I just shared it on my Lawn Gone FB page. And thanks for getting my new book. I really hope you enjoy it! —Pam

  6. Chris says:

    Can’t wait for your new book! Spring is springing here in New England!

  7. Simone says:

    Lovely! Thanks for the heads up (and the giveaway)! I know my mom in drought-ridden southern California could use some tips from this book!

  8. Jen Y says:

    I would love to read your book & of course who doesn’t want more plants! Congratulations on being published.

  9. Amy Campion says:

    I really enjoyed your last book and am looking forward to reading this one! Please enter me in the High Country Gardens giveaway.

  10. Karen Salomon says:

    Living in California, a water saving garden is the only way to go.
    I look forward to reading your book!

  11. Tiffany S. says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway. These help me become aware of additional gardening blogs. I am excited to start following yours! Thanks, again!!

  12. joan k. says:

    oh how I would love to go shopping at High Country. Thanks for such a generous give-away.

  13. Nancy says:

    Thanks for the great advise through your blog, books, and give-aways. Always like to follow you.

  14. Bob Beyer says:

    Got mine Saturday at The Natural Gardener book signing and planning too read it cover to cover just like I did when I got “Lawn Gone” and also publicize it on my website Central Texas Gardening (

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Bob, thanks for coming out to my talk last Saturday. I really hope you enjoy the book, and I appreciate your mentioning it on your website! —Pam

  15. Denise Rose says:

    Am a huge fan of High Country Garden…so many great plants! What a great prize to start the gardening season!


  16. Janet Wolsborn says:

    I’m looking forward to reading this book, and well, who wouldn’t also love a gift certificate for low water plants that put your ideas and suggestions into action.

  17. Nancy says:

    Endless possibilities with this gift certificate!

  18. Margo says:

    I received your new book from Amazon last week and have been reading it. There is some very useful information and I really enjoy the different landscapes you have featured. This will be a great reference guide!

  19. Judith Layman says:

    Pam, your book should be a joy and an aid to many of us, whether in dry (and increasingly drier) climates or the wildly unpredictable, like my part of western Maryland. I would be delighted to win your book.

  20. Lynn Hunt says:

    I have just ordered some salvias and centranthus from High Country Gardens and would love the chance to win that certificate! Thanks so much!!

  21. Laura says:

    Congratulations, and always, thank you for keeping us informed and inspired as we garden under the “Death Star” with limited precipitation.

  22. Woohoo what awesome giveaways!! Excited about your book, and am especially intrigued by the idea of ” evoking water” through design!

  23. Debbie Spurling says:

    Thank you for doing the book, great ideas!

  24. David Egbert says:

    Great photos!
    Dave Egbert
    Carpenter, SD

  25. Diane says:

    High Country Gardens is my favorite go to nursery for low water plants. Thank you for the giveaway!

  26. Kris P says:

    I’m all about saving water wherever and whenever you can and you already know I think your book is wonderful!

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Kris, your garden is an excellent example of how to plant for less water use, and I hope people will visit your blog to read about your efforts. And thanks too for your positive and beautifully illustrated review of The Water-Saving Garden! —Pam

  27. Jeanne says:

    Looking forward to reading your new book – I love your last one!!

  28. Carol says:

    Pam, congratulations on your new book. I look forward to reading it seeing how to apply your ideas for a water saving garden to my midwest garden.

  29. Robin says:

    Ooooh, what fun, a party and a giveaway! Count me in.

  30. Congrats on your new book, Pam! How appropriate that your giveaway is from High Country Gardens!

    • Pam/Digging says:

      I agree! High Country is such a great resource for those looking for beautiful low-water plants, and I’m thrilled to host their giveaway. —Pam

  31. Gretchen Niendorff says:

    Your book is coming out just as I have a new landscaping project to plan. Can’t wait to order it.

  32. This looks like a beautiful book with lots of wonderful photos. Your book is perfect for this California gardener, as we face this drought. And I love High Country Gardens… Best of luck to you!

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Teresa, we Texans understand California’s pain with regard to drought. I hope the book offers some inspiration for gardeners there and everywhere. Thanks for entering the giveaway! —Pam

  33. Nancy says:

    Your book looks very interesting. Even in a water rich environment like Michigan, I am careful about my consumption and would love ideas for plants that are water savers.

  34. Melody says:

    I drool over the plants on the High Country Gardens website – I would love to win the gift certificate to buy plants to use with your book. Thanks for offering such a great prize.

  35. Les says:

    What a great way to launch a book, with a party. While I will gladly accept any won prizes, I know your book will sell well, with or without the giveaways.

  36. Jackie Johnson says:

    I moved to Nevada and need more info and low water gardening. I love High Country Gardens, too!

  37. Kristen Chan says:

    Wow looks like a great book! And would love to win a giveaway

  38. Heidi says:

    Great information to use in our desert climate. Can’t wait to have show neighbors that a green lawn is possible without using up the water supply and money!

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Reducing or eliminating the typically thirsty lawn in a desert climate is a smart, water-saving choice, Heidi. My book shows that there are lots of other great options. I never miss my own lawn now that I have a water-wise garden. —Pam

  39. Caroline says:

    I’m about a third of the way through the copy you signed for me on Saturday, Pam, and it’s fabulous!

  40. Wow! This is like a giveaway party! I love the products offered for giveaway! They are practical and useful! I am so excited to get my gardens going for 2016, and to follow other Gardeners as they do the same!!

  41. Just think how many Phlox ‘Perfect Pink’ a person could purchase with $100. Great giveaways for another book writing success. So very proud of you!

  42. Evan says:

    Congrats on the new book! Each review I read makes me more excited to get my hands on this book myself!

  43. Sabrina Nelson says:

    I’m looking forward to getting my hands on this book!

  44. Phillip says:

    Congratulations on your new book! Please enter me in the contest.

  45. Renee says:

    I’m especially looking forward to reading the ‘how to simulate water’ section. My local book store didn’t have it yet this weekend, so my next plan is to order it online…

    • Pam/Digging says:

      I hope you’ll enjoy it, Renee! Online ordering is easy, and you’ll find it online at Amazon, of course, but also Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, Books a Million, and others. Some brick-and-mortar bookstores are still in the ordering process at this point, so hopefully your local bookstore will have it soon. —Pam

  46. Jenn B says:

    This is awesome! Congrats on the book release. Also, very good job on the class at the Natural Gardrner. It had me visualizing what to do with my sloped backyard pretty much the entire time! #saveallthewaters

  47. Sandy Zimmer says:

    Congratulations on your book, looks like a fantastic read!

  48. Peter says:

    I’ve always wanted to try a preplanned garden.

  49. Joanna says:

    Your book looks like it will be a wonderful addition to my gardening library. Thank you for your many great ideas. I would love to win the certificate. A person can’t have too many plants. Keep up your wonderful blog.

    • Pam/Digging says:

      A plant collector would have a grand time with a High Country gift certificate. :) Good luck in the giveaway, and thanks for reading Digging, Joanna! —Pam

  50. Kristin G says:

    Your book sounds very interesting! I can’t wait to read it!

  51. Great Party!!! I am enjoying all the cool post! The book is fabulous and full of wonderful information, ideas and photos! Congratulations!

  52. Wendy says:

    Thanks for the wonderful party, Pam! And for all the generous and fun giveaways! I was just saying to my hubby this morning, “We need an additional rain barrel!” So… all my fingers are crossed!

    Your book is LOVELY! Congratulations!!! Thanks for inspiring all of us to use our gardens wisely for the planet and for pollinators.


    • Pam/Digging says:

      Wendy, thank you! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the book! And yes, one can never have too many rain barrels. Good luck in the giveaways, which offer 3 chances to win rain barrels (as I’m sure you’ve discovered). —Pam

  53. Katie says:

    Congrats Pam!

  54. Iva says:

    You have been a great inspiration to my gardening experiments, Pam! Thank you for all the great ideas and beautiful pictures you have posted.

    Congratulations on your new book as well, it looks very interesting!

  55. Cheris says:

    Woohoo! So excited for you! It’s on my wishlist. :)

  56. Laura W says:

    Can’t wait to check out your new book – congratulations!

    • Pam/Digging says:

      I hope you’ll find it helpful as you start your new garden in California, Laura. I’m happy to discover your beautiful blog. Good luck in the giveaway! —Pam

  57. Carol says:

    I am looking forward to reading your new book. I enjoyed your first one very much.

  58. Robin Ochoa says:

    Thank you for these wonderful giveaways! I just placed an order with high country gardens a few days ago. Of course, I was interested in much more that they had to offer.

  59. Ally says:

    We’re usually OK on water (except in drought years) but my boyfriend loves succulents, so we’re always surrounded by them! I love it!

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Succulents are so beautiful, and the fact that they’re water thrifty just adds to their appeal. We have several giveaways that are good for succulent lovers, and I hope you entered those as well. :) —Pam

  60. Carol says:

    What a great giveaway! I’m ready to celebrate.

  61. Krista Nickerson says:

    I ordered the book and can hardly wait to dream up what is possible in my own yard.

  62. Mari Riggs says:

    Excited about the new book!

  63. Elizabeth says:

    HCG is one of my favorites!

  64. Jennie Brooks says:

    Awesome promotion and giveaways. Congratulations on your book.

  65. Sharon says:

    What an awesome gift! I love High Country! Thanks for throwing my name in the hat.

  66. Tal Saarony says:

    What a timely book. I wonder if you cover or have any advice for us poor souls forced to garden in containers on covered balconies?
    Would go wild with a gift certificate from High Country Gardens!

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Tal, yes! One chapter in the book is devoted to saving water in container gardens. It’s written especially for those gardening on patios, decks, and balconies. —Pam

  67. Gwendolyn Rose says:

    Want to look into the Digging blog. Thanks for the giveaways. My son just moved to a high desert city in Oregon. The gift certificate would set a nice entry to his new home.

  68. Jeanne Sears says:

    Your book sounds great, I’ll be taking a look at it. Thanks for entering me in this contest!

  69. KaTinka Bolding says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks. Congrats on the book.

  70. Kathy says:

    Looking forward to reading this lovely book! Love the pictures.

  71. Robin says:

    Congrats on your second book! Add me to your drawing, thanks for sponsoring.

  72. Nona says:

    Love your new book! You introduce me to so many great and inspiring things through your blog. I love it when you share garden tours! Thanks for the chance at a win :)

  73. Mary says:

    Loved your practical idea of planting “higher need” plants closer to the house where you will actually take care of them, and then continuing outward away from the house with those lowest maintenance plants on the fringes. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked outside the front door with leftover water and dumped it on the closest plant. Needless to say, everything near the door looks great. :)

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Haha, right? It’s a lot easier to focus attention on plants right around the house, especially by doors and windows. Let that be the higher water-use area, and then go drier, with less maintenance required, from there. —Pam

  74. Laura says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! So many things I’d love to get for our garden.

  75. Annemarie says:

    I am so bummed that I will miss your talk this Saturday! Especially since I live so close to NG! Congrats on your new book! I love reading your blog, so I will definitely check out your new book.

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Annemarie, my Natural Gardener talk was LAST Saturday, so don’t come looking for me this Saturday if you get free. :) Thanks for reading! —Pam

  76. Rohimah Sarpin says:

    Congratulations & much success on your new book Pam! I enjoyed Lawn Gone! and look forward to reading your latest. And thank you for having this wonderful giveaway party!

  77. Adriana says:

    I am looking forward to reading your new book. And I have so enjoyed learning about landscaping from your excellent blog and photos. I am hoping my yard can turn out as nicely as some of your examples.

  78. Josh says:

    So excited to read your book Pam! I also have a question to ask you: I am redoing my far west Texas backyard over the next month and will be needing a source for Texas natives, few local nurseries in El Paso carry them and they are always limited in their selection. Are you aware of any online mail order Texas nurseries that carry large selections of texas natives, particularly larger specimens of Sotol, agave and the like? I have already ordered smaller perennials from High Country Gardens but am now facing the issue of trying to find large specimens to use as focal points throughout the garden.

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Do you know about Yucca Do, Josh? That’s the only mail-order nursery I’m aware of in Texas, but it’s a specialty nursery mainly for agaves, yuccas, and the like. I think you should contact a designer in El Paso, who will have access to wholesale nurseries. Try El Paso-based native-plant designer David Cristiani/Quercus to see if he can help you out, perhaps for a percentage fee. Good luck! —Pam

  79. Dian Zarzycki says:

    This contest is very timely. I am in the process of removing my lawn and installing a drought tolerant landscape. I have put a hold on your book at our library and look forward to reading it.

  80. Nancy says:

    I was so disappointed when I realized I would be out of town for your talk last Saturday. Love your blog and am enjoying reading your new book.

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Thanks for getting my new book, Nancy! I’ll be making other appearances throughout this year, if you’d like to come see me. Next up is the Zilker Garden Festival. I won’t be speaking, but I’ll be on hand to chat about gardening and will be signing my books. Check out my speaking/appearance page for more. —Pam

  81. Great book. Thanks for such a great site.

  82. Simone McDivitt says:

    I’d love to be entered – I’m building a new garden as we speak.

  83. Mal says:

    Looking forward to reading your newest book!

  84. Ann Saalwaechter says:

    Wonderful to hear about your new book. Best of luck with it! I love your water saving advice as we face another drought summer.Thank you for the give aways.

  85. pauline says:

    We live in a 100-year-old house on a couple of acres in what’s now a developing community. And, this year, they’re running city water lines down our road so we’re being forced to connect(and pay for construction of the lines via a hefty assessment … warning to those who live in developing communities! this is common for a municipality to have the residents pay for utilities).

    Anyhow, we’re now researching rain barrels to help save on irrigation costs!

  86. Chris says:

    Waiting for your new book to arrive. Thanks for having a give a way. I did enjoy checking out the other blogs, bunch of smart gardeners. I just love that pink grass in the top picture. Hope it grows here in SW Houston.

  87. Linda H says:

    Pam, Congrats on your new book! I will be sure to mention it when I speak to my garden club mid-March! Thanks for entering me in your drawing. Linda

  88. Anne Jarriel says:

    Congratulations Pam! So excited for you. Looks like you have a big following too!

  89. Susan Staudt says:

    Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks!

  90. Heather Brinkerhoff says:

    I didn’t think I liked succulents, prickly pear is so invasive in my glade pastures, but your examples are changing my mindset!

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Oh good! Yes, prickly pear can definitely be a prickly pain if allowed to spread unchecked. But there are so many more beautiful succulents. My faves are whale’s tongue agave, ‘Color Guard’ yucca, and gopher plant. —Pam

  91. Sherry Hill says:

    It is our good fortune to live across the street from your ever-evolving, beautiful, water-saving garden. You definitely “practice what you preach” and we have learned so much from watching your work!

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Hi, Sherry! Thanks for entering the giveaway, and for your kind words about my garden. You’ve seen the good and the bad over the years as I’ve expanded my front garden. Now if we could just get the deer to move to the next street over, right? —Pam

  92. Yelena Lando says:

    The red blooming plant in your colorful Mexican pot is colanchoe plant,I love this plant , it is grow so easy , no water required.,please count me in for any drawing prizes ,I love your blog, and because I am living in Arizona I will use your advices on my daily basis. Yelena.

  93. Mary Lou says:

    The timing of your book coming out is perfect! I’ve taken out my front lawn and am waiting to put in a succulent garden complimented by drought tolerant plants. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion!

  94. Thanks love your selection of native plants.

  95. Jenny says:

    I’m late to this party but congratulations and count me in.

  96. Rebecca says:

    Congrats on the new book! I always enjoy reading your blog and get so much information on here. I can’t wait to read your new book and look forward to the nuggets of wisdom.

  97. Phyllis says:

    Loved ‘Lawn Gone’ & really looking forward to your new book!

  98. Barbara says:

    Plant Natives!

  99. Pam I was so excited to see your new book and look forward to reading it….even where we have lots of snow and rain, we still have to be mindful of conserving water. I am currently visiting family in AZ and CA and am reminded how very dry it is there and how they need precious rain. Both family members have to plant water restricted gardens so this is a perfect book for them too….a perfect gift actually. Thanks for this is wonderful giveaway.

  100. Lisa says:

    The new book looks gorgeous- must have!

    • Pam/Digging says:

      I hope so, Lisa. Thanks for entering! BTW, I removed your email address from your comment because it’s included, privately, in the comment data. —Pam

  101. Caleb says:

    Super cool! Can’t wait to read the book!

  102. Ellen Graham says:

    What a treat! I love to share garden tips with friends, and the book will be full of good tips and ideas. I am in Oklahoma where we definitely get our share of heat – and our love of succulents. Thanks for the opportunity to be in the drawing!

  103. Ellen Graham says:

    Thanks, Pam – I look forward to reading your blog. Be safe this storm season!