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Time to get down and dirty

by Susan Gillin | Apr 06, 2016

Image of a Xeriscape garden

Here's the lowdown on low-water-use plants

Can't wait to get down on your knees and dig in the dirt? It's gardening season, and time for planting. When sprucing up your front or backyard this spring, consider Xeriscape

Xeriscape landscaping features plants that thrive with little water. There are dozens of varieties with blooms in a rainbow of colors.

Get started by visiting the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden in Riverfront Park, along the Apple Capital Loop Trail in Wenatchee. In the garden, view drought-tolerant plants that thrive in our area, and pick up a brochure listing species. That way, next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, you can choose a low-water-use plant.

You'll find Xeriscape plants among the huge selection at the popular annual plant sale hosted by Chelan-Douglas County WSU Master Gardeners this month. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Pybus Market.

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