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OXA plant sale a boost for water-wise gardeners

Kelowna Capital News – May 9, 2018 Last Saturday, the Okanagan Xeriscape Association (OXA) held its seventh annual Xeriscape Plant Sale. Once again it was a huge success. People went home with a great selection of xeriscape plants for their

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The xeriscape way – Making changes in the garden

Kelowna Capital News – March 25, 2018 Spring officially arrived this week. Eager gardeners may finally be able to garden without the threat of yet another snowfall. After last year’s intense heat and drought, many people are making changes to

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Centennial celebration for Summerland Ornamental Gardens

July 12, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News This weekend, there is a big celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of Summerland Ornamental Gardens. I’m excited to be participating in the celebrations as a tour guide in the

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Learn to be more water-wise, in Kelowna

July 1, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News Are you thinking of making changes so your landscape will be more water-wise? Then I invite you to join me for a free talk about xeriscape/water-wise gardening Thursday, July 7, 7 p.m., at

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Spring brings out the gardeners

March 17, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News Spring is here—the daylight hours are rapidly increasing and gardeners are eagerly puttering outside. Some, like me, lose track of time so dinner is eaten later with every lengthening day. After last year’s

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Launch of unique project prompts valley mayors to challenge residents to “Make Water Work” in their yards

Kelowna, B.C. – With the warm weather, lower-than-average valley water levels and sprinklers already turning on, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its WaterWise program have announced the kickoff of their annual outdoor water conservation campaign – “Make Water

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