AnnouncementJoin us for the High Desert Garden Tour on Saturday, July 21st in Bend. Ticket books will be available at the following locations on July 6th: Moonfire and Sun Garden Center, OSU Extension Service (Crook and Deschutes County offices), Schultz Farm and Garden, Shoe Inn, Strictly Organic Coffee Company, Whistle Stop Farm & Flowers, WinterCreek Restoration & Nursery and Worthy Brewing Company.
ArticleMany Pacific Northwest (PNW) native plants have a natural tolerance for summer dry periods common in the near-Mediterranean climate found west of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and Washington. These plants include species growing in woodlands, savannahs, meadows and vernal pools (seasonally wet meadows that dry out in the summer months).
CollectionWater-wise gardening conserves water and helps protect the environment. A xeriscape is a “dry scene” that uses very little water, but a water-wise garden includes any style that is designed to conserve water.
Online ResourceThe Pacific Northwest has many spectacular native, hybrid native, and other plants adapted to local climate and soil conditions. Once established, native and adapted plants are very low maintenance, require little to no pesticides or fertilizers, and survive well on minimal water. Read below to learn more about how to choose the right plants for your yard’s micro climates and soil conditions.
ArticleWater-wise gardening conserves water and helps protect the environment. A xeriscape is a “dry scene” that uses very little water, but a water-wise garden includes any style that is designed to conserve water.