On the Dry Side
The Okanagan Xeriscape Association Blog
There are many alternatives to the ubiquitous water loving cedar hedge. This entry suggests some native plant choices.
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 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.