On the Dry Side
The Okanagan Xeriscape Association Blog
A well maintained drip irrigation system is the most effective way of watering plants in the Okanagan. It distributes water directly to the root zone with the minimum evaporation waste.
OXA has just completed the first phase of an expansion of the UnH2O Garden. The new garden area will illustrate drought-tolerant trees, shrubs and cedar hedge alternatives.
A good understanding of the composition and texture of your soil is key to successful xeriscape gardening
A well-designed landscape is a balance: of size, shape, colour and texture. Repeating groups of similar plants throughout the garden creates a sense of continuity and will be more pleasing to your eye.
Whether planning a small condo patio or a large acreage, a renovation to an inherited space or the blank slate that comes with a new build, planning your garden is paramount.
A good understanding of your soil is one of the keys to successful gardening.
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.