Water-Wise Landscape for the Northwest
Earth-friendly exterior design helps conserve and recycle rainwater.
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A. Currant (Ribes sanguineum glutinosum)
Alternative: Salal (Gaultheria shallon) or other medium shrub 3 to 5 feet tall
B. Narrow leaf or plains yucca (Yucca glauca)
Alternative: 'Bright Edge' yucca or other evergreen, drought-tolerant accent shrub
C. Golden-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium californicum)
Alternative: Little bluestem (Schyzachyrium scoparium) or other ornamental grass or grass-like plant, one to 2 feet tall
D. Wooly sunflower (Eriophyllum lanatum)
Alternative: Other flowering herbaceous plant, 2 to 3 feet tall
E. Fringecup (Tellima granfiflora)
Alternative: Lupine (Lupine spp.) or other flowering herbaceous plant, one to 2 feet tall
F. White mountain heather (Cassiope mertensiana)
Alternative: Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) or other flowering groundcover, 6 to 12 inches tall
G. Oregon iris (Iris tenax)
Alternative: Other tough, small groundcover, 2 to 4 inches tall
H. Beach Strawberry, sand strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)
Alternative: Other moisture-tolerant herbaceous plant
1. Stepping stone
3. Rain chain
4. Dry-stream bed
5. Rock/small boulder
6. Rock-lined basin or depression
Landscape plan by Leah Gardner
Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations (www.simutisillustrations.com)
Use this plan and plant list to create an earth-friendly entry garden that conserves and recycles rainwater.
Ninebark, prairie sage, snowberry and other native plants help make the best use of rainfall in this earth-friendly garden design.
Plant the best berries and fruit trees for your Northwest climate, and create a beautiful sitting area at the same time.