Xeriscape Gardening Selected Web Sites

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Xeriscape Gardening Selected Web Sites

  1. 1. XERISCAPE GARDENING SELECTED WEB SITEShttp://www.xeriscape.org/index.html(Colorado Water Wise Council Web site)http://www.rinconwater.org/seven_principles_of_xeriscape.htm(One of several Web sites listing and describing the Seven Principles ofXeriscape gardening)http://bcn.boulder.co.us/basin/local/misconcept.html(Xeriscape Misconceptions Corrected)http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/(NC State Cooperative Extension Service Urban Horticulture information)http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/bae/programs/extension/publicat/wqwm/ag508_3/index.html(North Carolina State University site includes links to lists of drought-tolerant vines, ground covers, ornamental grasses, small shrubs, mediumshrubs, large shrubs, small trees, large trees, annuals, herbaceousperennials, and turf grasses)http://www.ncsu.edu/ncsu/CIL/WRRI/uwc/xeriscape.pdf(“Xeriscape North Carolina” booklet)http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/pdf/ag/ag636_03.pdf(“Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants”)http://www.ncwildflower.org/index.htm#Table(North Carolina Native Plant Society Web site)http://ncbg.unc.edu/pages/44/(North Carolina Botanical Garden/Plants and Gardening/NativeSoutheastern Plants)http://www.eartheasy.com/grow_xeriscape.htm(Benefits of Xeriscape gardening and lists of appropriate plants; alsodescribes the Seven Principles)
  2. 2. http://www.nc-climate.ncsu.edu/climate/sandhills.html(North Carolina State Climate Office information, with a link to a map of theSandhills)http://www2.turffiles.ncsu.edu/tims/(On-Line decision aid for irrigation help during droughts)http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/bae/programs/extension/publicat/wqwm/ag508_1.html(“Wise Water Use in Landscaping”)http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/bae/programs/extension/publicat/wqwm/ag508_2.html(“How to Plan & Design a Wise-Water-Use Landscape”)http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B1073.htm(University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesGuide to Developing a Water-Wise Landscape)http://www.rainbird.com/(“A Homeowner’s Guide to Water-Efficient Landscapes”)http://www.rainbarrelguide.com/(“Harvesting Rainwater with Rain Barrels, an Old Idea with a NewFollowing”)http://www.planetnatural.com/planetnatural/images/ph-preference-list.pdf(List of plant pH requirements)http://homeharvest.com/flowersornamentalstreesshrubsphpreference.htm(List of plant pH requirements)http://guilford.ces.ncsu.edu/content/carolinayards/(NC Cooperative Extension pilot program)http://gardening.about.com/od/gardendesign/a/Xeriscaping.htm(Extensive information about Xeriscape gardening)http://landscaping.about.com/cs/cheaplandscaping1/a/xeriscaping.htm(Extensive information about Xeriscape gardening)
  3. 3. http://www.plantsafari.com/Catalog/Types/DroughtTolerant_8.html(Extensive plant list and photos)http://www.successfulgardener.org/(NC State University Cooperative Extension “Successful Gardener”publication)http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html(United States Drought Monitor Map)http://www.ncwater.org/drought/(United States Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina)http://www.arborday.org/media/zones.cfm(The National Arbor Day Foundation Hardiness Zone Map)http://www.ahs.org/publications/heat_zone_map.htm(American Horticultural Society Heat Zone Map)http://www.klru.org/ctg/guest_tips/deer_resistant.asp(List of Deer-Resistant Plants, showing common name, botanical name,bloom color, and bloom season; does not include pH, light, or moisturerequirements)http://www.highcountrygardens.com/(catalog specializing in xeric plants)http://www.greenprintdenver.org/environment/xeriscape.php(City and County of Denver, CO, plan for environment improvement andreduction of greenhouse gas emissions)http://www.safelawns.org/archives/newsletters/2007-Summer/index.php(SafeLawns Newsletter – environmentally wise lawn practices)http://www.sustainablesandhills.org/(Local organization concerned with regional sustainability, preservation ofnatural resources and enhanced economic development)Web site list as of 9/21/07Compiled by Arlene P. HantjisMoore County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer(910) 235-0998ahantjis @pinehurst.net

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