'Save Our Water' Adorns Sunset's Water-Wise Plant Collection

The water-wise plants in Sunset magazine’s new Sunset Western Garden Collection are now distinguished by the Save Our Water logo.

The collection, a line of top-performing plants for the Western gardener available in stores starting this week, features 29 plants, 20 of which are California-friendly, low-water use plants. Sunset has plans to expand the collection in coming months.

Launched in 2009, Save Our Water is the state’s largest water conservation program and a partnership between the Department of Water Resources and ACWA. The program is currently the sponsor of Sunset’s popular Plant Finder tool, both desktop and mobile versions.

“Sunset and Save Our Water share a common goal in helping Californians learn how to reduce their outdoor water use while still enjoying beautiful landscaping,” said ACWA Executive Director Tim Quinn. “Having the Save Our Water logo on these water-wise plants will help homeowners make smart plant choices that will reduce their outdoor water use.”

The plants are currently sold at select independent garden centers and Orchard Supply Hardware and Lowe’s locations throughout the state. Consumers can easily locate the nearest retailer of the collection here.

“Providing a wide array of beautiful water-wise plants has been a top priority for Sunset from the moment we set out to develop the Sunset Western Garden Collection,” said Barb Newton, president of Sunset Publishing. “We are thrilled to be providing Western gardeners with another great way to create gardens that are as beautiful as they are smart for the Earth.”

For more information on the Save Our Water program, or ideas on how to save water at home, visit www.saveourh2o.org.

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