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