The OXA Blog

Planting Tips

Planting Tips

Article by Gwen Steele– The following is information I put together years ago for my nursery customers and now use for my classes. With the hot, dry springs we have these days, it’s more important than ever to follow good planting procedures to ensure success. If you...

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Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses

The following is an excerpt from the Blue Stem website. This site was put together by Jim Brockmeyer and Muriel Neale as part of a nursery business they were running in Christina Lake, BC. Both have now retired, but their excellent website lives on with funding for...

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How to Choose a Landscaper

How to Choose a Landscaper

Article by Mark Godlewski– OXA is in the process of creating an article on how to go about choosing a landscape company. Even well-established landscape companies face many challenges including uncooperative weather, shortages of experienced personnel, and lack of...

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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.