The OXA Blog
Article by Sigrie Kendrick Cedar hedges carved into vase shapes by neighbourhood deer are a common sight in the Okanagan, as are the burned and blackened silhouettes of cedars. Cedars can even draw wildfire to the flammable siding of a home. A brown pyramid cedar...
This blog will cover a set of flammability tests conducted by OXA on organic mulches commonly available in the Okanagan
Mulches are an important part of xeriscaping. We discuss advantages and disadvantages of common mulches
Rhubarb is a low-maintenance water-wise edible perennial that will contribute nicely to your garden and your kitchen.
Once established, living mulches will provide a maintenance-saving ground cover for years without needing to be ‘topped up’ every spring
The abrupt change to hot summer weather can be hard on plants. Flowers will fade more quickly. Now is a good time to do a midseason, major garden clean-up.
Welcome to the Blog
Our new blog is an opportunity to share information on how to garden with nature while conserving water in the Okanagan Valley.
As a group blog and forum, we welcome your contributions and comments and hope to create a blossoming community of xeriscape gardeners well as a valuable archive of articles.