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Some Favorite Oregon Natives and Drought Tolerant Species


Central Oregon can be a difficult environment for plants which is why we like to focus on Oregon Native and “drought tolerant” plant species to keep your yard or garden looking it’s best throughout our varied seasons.

Oregon Grape: (Mahonia) is a low water usage very versatile plant, it thrives all over Central Oregon and we use it often especially in low water usage areas, perimeters and around or under evergreen tree’s. It can do well in part shade or sun and looks great all year.

Yarrow: (Achillea): Hardy and fragrant flowering plants, Yarrow have a finely divided fern-like leaf with flat top covered with clusters of white, pink, red or yellow flowers. There are both tall and short varieties, all work well in a Xeri-Garden and we use them often.

Penstemon: The Penstemon Family are native to the high mountain meadows of the west. Penstemons have showy tubular shaped blossoms, their colors in the reds, purples and blues. There are many species ranging from low sprawling mats to upright and even shrubs.

Purple Coneflower: Echinacea is a drought tolerant flowering plant in the daisy family, Asteraceae. It looks much like a daisy, we use them often where we need color. The nine species it contains are all commonly called “purple coneflowers”

Coreopsis: A relative of the sunflower, with bright yellow flowers. These two- to three-foot high plants will give a show of color throughout the summer.

Vine Maple (Acer circinatum): One of our all time favorites for its hardiness and outstanding bright Fall colors.

Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus): Clumps of broad, strap-shaped leaves send blue or white round clusters of flowers to the ends of long graceful stems. Loves landscape water, but can tolerate drought, It has very heavy roots for water storage.

We can also design and install beautiful hanging baskets, raised planters of wood or recycled products and custom wood built vertical gardens and put ultra smart irrigation control at your fingertips.
Saving our water, saving you money, saving the health of your plant life and surroundings, safe drinking water for all – Its a no brainer!

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