Ecogardens, or ecological gardens, are ways to save natural resources and still enjoy our gardens and landscapes. Many methods of ecogardening are available, and preferances and labels or names may differ from place to place. For Western Oregon, ecogardening approaches include Oregon WaterWise Gardening, which uses plant choices to reduce water use, leaving more available for other uses such as agriculture, drinking water, and wildlife. Or you might be interested in Native Plant Gardening, which reduces chemical and water use and stimulates use of your garden by wildlife. If you live by a stream or river, consider Streamside Gardening techniques, using native plants to augment natural stream biology and function. Invasive species of garden origin is yet another ecogardening concern.