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Trending on Gardenista: Waterworld

Julie Carlson
February 28, 2014

"I don't know anybody who's not worried about water," Gardenista editor Michelle says. "There's either too much of it or too little. In California, where I live, we're experiencing the worst drought in a century. In New York, where my friends live, sea levels are rising so fast that LaGuardia Airport may become a modern version of the lost city of Atlantis by 2100."

So here's how to cope:

Christine Ten Eyck Landscaping/Remodelista
Christine Ten Eyck Landscaping/Remodelista

Above: Erin chats with landscape architect Christine Ten Eyck about designing gardens in arid landscapes; see Ask the Expert: 11 Tips for Designing a Water-Conscious Garden

 

Rainwater Hog/Remodelista
Rainwater Hog/Remodelista

Above: Michelle checks in with Sally Dominguez, a Bay Area-based architect and graywater crusader (she invented the Rainwater Hog, shown above), who tells us 7 Ways to Save Water in the Garden.

 

Galvanized Steel Rain Gutters/Remodelista
Galvanized Steel Rain Gutters/Remodelista

Above: One of those details you don't think about until you suddenly need them: Hardscaping 101: Rain Gutters.

Caffe Spina in Brooklyn/Remodelista
Caffe Spina in Brooklyn/Remodelista

Above: Erin dropped in on Caffe Spina in Greenpoint, more than just a flower shop (hint: coffee is involved).

Santa Inez Barn/Remodelista
Santa Inez Barn/Remodelista

Above: And for our new Outbuilding of Week feature, Michelle visits An Old Barn as Energy-Efficient Guesthouse in California's Santa Ynez mountains.