The Lawn Alternatives Garden

The Lawn Alternatives Garden is evolving and still in the experimental stage, but it demonstrates how a selection of tough plants can be used around flagstones and as a ground cover where people walk.

Each has been found to have advantages and disadvantages, but all can be used instead of the
thirsty green lawns that are traditional, but which do not belong in the arid Okanagan, wasting precious water to keep them green.

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Gravel Garden in the UnH2O Demonstration xeriscape garden in Kelowna

Plant List for the Lawn Alternatives Garden –

Achillea millefolium – Yarrow
Antennaria dioica ‘Rubra’ – Pussytoes
Persicaria affinis ‘Dimity’ – Dwarf Fleeceflower
Thymus praecox ‘Elfin’ – Elfin Creeping Thyme
Waldsteinia fragarioides – Barren Strawberry

Check our Plant Database for details on individual plants.