On the Dry Side
The Okanagan Xeriscape Association Blog
How to attract and keep pollinators in your xeriscape garden. Article by guest author Pat Zander.
Find out why to leave the leaves, don’t mow down the grasses
and allow perennials and annuals to go to seed.
Knowing the plant hardiness zone of your garden is vital to choosing the right plants. It is a relatively simple concept that has some complications.
Both extreme heat and extreme cold can cause damage to plants. Find out what we can do to help.
Hiking around the Okanagan is a wonderful opportunity to bring home inspiration for your own
landscapes, as well as a reminder that it is very dry out there.
Invasive plants reduce biodiversity and pose a significant threat to agricultural crops, wildlife habitat, water quality and native plant ecosystems.
Welcome to the Blog
Our blog is an opportunity to share information on how to garden with nature while conserving water in the Okanagan Valley.
Among other contributors, it includes “Gardening with Nature” articles by our Executive Director, Sigrie Kendrick, as well as articles by co-founder Gwen Steele.
As a group blog and forum, we welcome your contributions and comments and hope to create a blossoming community of xeriscape gardeners as well as a valuable archive of articles.