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Two major garden plant sales take place in Kelowna on Saturday, put on by Kelowna Garden Club and Okanagan Xeriscape Association.
April 22 is Earth Day, a perfect time in Kelowna to reflect on how best we can be stewards of this land for future generations.
This week is about ornamental grasses and long-blooming, pollinator plants.
Bees are most attracted to the colour blue and, second, to yellow.
Certain principles provide the easiest guide to creating a successful xeriscaped garden/landscape.
Water restrictions are likely to be the norm every summer from now on.
This series of projects will create a Public Art Pollinator Pasture in a section of the Brent’s Mill Heritage Park.
I save labour in fall and spring and the cost of buying and getting mulch transported to my place.
The better garden soil is, the healthier plants will be.
Larval forms of many pollinators such as lacewings and hoverflies are voracious carnivores feasting on pests such as aphids.
Plants pollinators seem most interested in are asters, ‘Autumn Joy’, lavender, catnip and white garlic chive blooms.
Okanagan native plants are well adapted to our climate and provide food and shelter for birds and wildlife.
Fall planting gives plants a head start to grow a better root system before next summer’s drought.
Here's a look at how long term, drought-stricken areas like Australia cope.
The beauty of wildflower meadows, alpine lakes, and amazing rock formations filled us with joy and peace.
Learn about drought-resistant gardening with Introduction to Xeriscape, Sept. 16 and 23, or Oct.1 and 8.
I suspect that the weather we are experiencing is going to be the norm so I am converting to plants that thrive in drought.
Find out how the Seven Principles of Xeriscape can help you to garden successfully in the climate extremes
Rock mulch is a good choice in fire sensitive areas where wood chip and bark mulch are a fire hazard.
A whopping 24 per cent water use goes mostly to keep lawns unnaturally green in the Okanagan's semi-desert climate.