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Gardening with nature

'Re-wilding' is one way to rebuild an ecosystem

'Re-wilding' is one way to rebuild an ecosystem

Feb 1, 2023 / 11:00 am

Re-wilding is the term for restoring healthy ecosystems in the landscape that have been disturbed by humans. Think of the millions of acres of mono-culture that...

Don’t be a dinosaur—conserve water

Don’t be a dinosaur—conserve water

Jan 18, 2023 / 11:00 am

Next to our vital agricultural industry, outdoor landscapes in the Okanagan suck up the most water. And there’s no comparison when you consider which user...

Xeriscape supporters are supporters of Mother Nature

Xeriscape supporters are supporters of Mother Nature

Jan 4, 2023 / 11:00 am

Looking back on 2022, I can’t help but be grateful for all the enthusiasm shown by people interested in conserving water by championing the use of...

Picking the right plant for your xeriscape garden

Picking the right plant for your xeriscape garden

Dec 21, 2022 / 11:00 am

There are no absolutes in gardening. What I consider in some situations to be "garden thugs" are "landscape heroes" under other conditions....

Don’t torture your shrubs, bushes and trees

Don’t torture your shrubs, bushes and trees

Dec 7, 2022 / 11:00 am

It makes me so sad to see trees and shrubs tortured by people who chose the wrong one to trim like a hedge, or trim it into unusual shapes. It’s even...

Choose deer and drought-resistant hedging

Choose deer and drought-resistant hedging

Nov 23, 2022 / 11:00 am

Deer, deer everywhere. Wow, does the deer population of the valley seem to have exploded recently. With the sudden early snow limiting grazing options for them...

Engaging young minds in the garden

Engaging young minds in the garden

Nov 9, 2022 / 11:00 am

Recently the Okanagan Xeriscape Association was approached by the Okanagan Christian School to consult on a sustainable school planting and provide a xeriscape...

Try a new, easier fall clean-up in the garden

Try a new, easier fall clean-up in the garden

Oct 26, 2022 / 11:00 am

Leave the leaves. I’m here to question why, as gardeners, we are so obsessed with the big fall clean-up, including raking or blowing all the fallen leaves...

Plant now for spring garden colour

Plant now for spring garden colour

Oct 12, 2022 / 11:00 am

The Okanagan Xeriscape Association is extremely thankful for all of the support from both volunteers and the community last weekend at our first-ever fall plant...

Xeriscape perennials show its not just about rocks and cacti

Xeriscape perennials show its not just about rocks and cacti

Sep 28, 2022 / 11:00 am

In welcoming autumn planting of perennials, the Okanagan Xeriscape Association will hold its first fall plant sale this weekend. OXA recently expanded its...

Perennials are better planted in fall, not spring

Perennials are better planted in fall, not spring

Sep 14, 2022 / 11:00 am

We humans are certainly creatures of habit and often continue our habits without questioning why. This includes seasonal garden tasks. Why, for instance, have...

Xeriscaping provides the colour in your garden without the water use

Xeriscaping provides the colour in your garden without the water use

Aug 31, 2022 / 11:00 am

In summer’s hot, dry weather, plants accustomed to wetter and cooler climates tend to lose their lustre and droop, even if we throw way too much water at...

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