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All plants need water, for at least the first year, to get their roots established.
About 10 years ago the parks department planted an ornamental grass garden in front of the Kelowna Museum.
I feel truly blessed by my natural companions—flora and fauna.
Come see the late summer highlights in the five theme gardens and get your questions answered.
I often long for water-retentive, nutrient-rich clay where plants flourished and I hardly needed to water.
My present gardens are fast-draining, nutrient-deficient, sandy soil. My former nursery gardens were nutrient- and water-retentive clay.
The most important commitment to make is to refrain from using any pesticides as they will…kill off beneficial insects as well as the pests.
Because it has a nice stalk of bluebell flowers many people assume Campanula rapunculoides is a garden-worthy perennial.
Thyme has survived the ultimate test in my sunny xeriscape garden.
Being evergreen, lavender looks good year round providing winter interest in the landscape.
The Mediterranean Garden in the unH2O Xeriscape Garden is stunning.
All residential properties in the Central Okanagan with any water-wise/xeriscape landscaping are eligible to enter contest.
A variety of garden tours being offered this summer, one self-guided on bicycle, another for the fall harvest.
I will highlight plants in bloom, the creation and evolution of the garden and answer your questions.
It’s a perfect time to top up mulch to conserve the rainfall moisture and delay having to irrigate water-thirsty plants.
Planning, design, appropriate plant selection, proper planting and efficient irrigation can reduce pruning needs.
Too much water causes rampant growth of most plants, which leads to more pruning, staking, weeding and mowing tasks.
Almost any style of landscaping can be water-wise, it's how you set it up.
Revised and updated Creating The Prairie Xeriscape is finally back in print.
The abundance of spring flowers is most welcome but lawn growth just creates work.