Xeriscape and Rock Garden

Donated by Nita Glickberg

This garden serves as a home for plants that don’t need a lot of water to survive. The garden uses interesting indigenous plants and includes a natural rock outcrop. This sunny garden features xeric trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials that have been chosen to fit these conditions. The garden has no supplemental irrigation.

OBJECTIVE: Water conservation, Use of interesting indigenous plants not easily adaptable in normal gardens, integration of a natural rock outcrop into the overall landscape.

CURRICULUM CONTENT: Botany, geology, soil science, water conservation, horticulture and crafts, including trough-making

SUBURBAN LANDSCAPE: Conserve water and lower water bills, plant and enjoy an interesting and unique garden, increase drought resistance

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