UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County

Waterwise Garden

This garden was designed to demonstrate that water thrifty gardens can be attractive.  The plants in the water wise garden meet at least two of the following three criteria: 1.  Require little or no water.  2.   Are fire resistant.  3. Are deer resistant.   Many of the plants are common, e.g. Agapanthus; others are not, e.g. lavender Fred Boutin.   We also included one of our native penstemons.  We used a Desert Willow to anchor the space; planting it on the mound provides great drainage.  It is  surrounded by a pathway of commercial "DG", (decomposed granite); underneath the "DG" is a road base for drainage.

 

Gravel is the mulch for the planting beds.

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