Waterwise Garden Styles (Pp Tminimizer)


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Views of several different WaterWise gardens showing a variety of design styles.

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Waterwise Garden Styles (Pp Tminimizer)

  1. 1. WaterWiseTM GardenDesign Examples<br />
  2. 2. WaterWiseTMGardenDesign Examples<br />This WaterWise garden is in a Mediterranean style.<br />Smooth stone filled walkways pass beds of lavender, colorful spurges, tall, slender cypress and ground covering sun roses. Clumps of blue fescue grass catch the wind.<br />This is a good garden style for a hot, sunny slope. Most of the elements are evergreen so the look of the garden will not vary much seasonally.<br />
  3. 3. WaterWise GardenDesign Examples<br />This WaterWise garden re-creates a hot, dry slope in Oregon. All of the plants are Oregon natives. The slope increases the drainage of the soil and captures the sun, increasing the temperature.<br />The design makes use of the slope by incorporating some natural looking steps leading to a viewing bench beneath a Madrone tree. Other native plants include Vine maple, Silk tassel and several types of Manzanita. <br />Most of the plants in this design are evergreen and very structural, preserving the look throughout the year.<br />
  4. 4. WaterWise GardenDesign Examples<br />This little garden is Asian in style. Rock and pathways lead the eye and the feet and create a lot of visual interest.<br />This garden is quite shady and all of the plants are adapted to do well in shade as well as dry conditions. WaterWise designs are good for shady locations too.<br />Many of the plants are evergreen and have been chosen for their variation in texture. <br />
  5. 5. WaterWise Garden Design Examples<br />An herb garden with brick work path, lavender and rosemary<br />An herb garden on a slope, with reflected heat from a wall<br />
  6. 6. WaterWise GardenDesign Examples<br />Two views of a naturalistic style garden suitable for large areas. Extensive use of rock, both as a groundcover mulch and as a decorative element. Many large conifers with different shapes, colors and textures are mixed with fescue grasses, Manzanitas , smokebush and annual Cosmos . The look of this garden will not vary much through the seasons except for a procession of small bulbs, annuals and perennials.<br />
  7. 7. WaterWise GardenDesign Examples<br />Another naturalistic style garden with a dry rock riverbed focus. This garden is on a much smaller scale than the one in the previous slide. Drought tolerant shrubs replace large trees and groundcover hardy geraniums add color.<br />
  8. 8. WaterWise GardenDesign Examples<br />In this example most of the lawn has been replaced with wide, curving borders of colorful and varied WaterWise plants insulated with bark mulch.<br />The reduction in the size of the lawn will greatly reduce use of water and chemicals .<br />
  9. 9. WaterWise PlantsDesign Examples<br />Another example where a small portion of a landscape has been converted to a WaterWise bed.<br />In this case, a large triangle at the junction of the sidewalk and driveway has become a very eye catching drought tolerant garden.<br />Rock is used decoratively and as a groundcover mulch. The central purple Smokebush is particularly attractive in bloom and contrasts in color with the flowing groundcover thymes and blooming lavenders.<br />
  10. 10. WaterWise GardenDesign Examples<br />This design emphasizes texture and revolves around of color palette of silvers, blues and pinks that echo the colors in the brick of the house wall.<br />Plants include Russian sage, Blue Oat grass, Germander, Silver Senecio and wooly thyme.<br />A strolling path covered with bark mulch crosses this garden area.<br />
  11. 11. WaterWise Garden Design ExamplesA city parking lot conversion<br />