FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sunset Western Garden Collection Partners with Save Our Water
Water- wise plants in the collection to feature Save Our Water logo
Loxley, AL – July 23, 2012 – Sunset Western Garden Collection has joined the efforts of California’s largest water conservancy program, Save Our Water, and will now feature their logo on the water-wise plants in the collection.
Save Our Water’s research has shown that Californians believe that they use more water indoors than outdoors, when the opposite is true. As a result, outdoor water conservation has been a major focus for this awareness program.
“Half or more of the water Californians use daily may go to lawns and outdoor landscaping,” said Director of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin. “We cannot take that water for granted. The Sunset-Save Our Water partnership will help Californians make smart landscaping choices that pay off in water savings for years to come.”
Save Our Water also encourages Californians to reduce their outdoor water use with its Real People, Real Savings campaign that features virtual tours of dozens of California homes that have reduced their water use through landscape design changes.
“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, 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.”
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 by visiting http://sunsetwesterngardencollection.com/find-retailers/.
About Sunset Magazine
Sunset Magazine was founded in 1898 and has become the premier guide to life in the West, covering the newest and best ideas in Western home design and garden, food and entertaining, and regional travel in 13 Western states.
About Plant Development Services
Plant Development Services works with the world’s top growers and breeders to bring to market plants that impact landscapes with recognizable, marketable improvements. Plant Development Services also introduced the number one multi-season blooming azalea, Encore® Azalea, and the Southern Living® Plant Collection, featuring innovative new plants selected for superior performance in Southern gardens. For more information, visit plantdevelopment.com.
About Save Our Water
Save Our Water is a partnership between the California Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies
For more ways to save and to learn more about the Save Our Water program, visit www.saveourh2o.org.