Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden are garden designers and writers with an exceptional knowledge of drought-tolerant and climatically-appropriate plants. With gardens in both Denver, Colorado and central Texas, they move between both places, designing gardens for clients, lecturing on their plant-driven design philosophy and writing books – most recently, Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens.

Watch this video to learn more about their holistic approach to gardening. They have a refreshingly unpretentious attitude about gardening and their ideas are genuinely relevant and useful for Pacific Northwest gardeners who would do well to consider growing plants that can survive our dry summers with minimal water.