5/10/2014 - Water Savvy Landscaping

 

5/10/14 - Water Savvy Landscaping with Native Plants from CWAGAZ on Vimeo.

Learn to save water beautifully by landscaping with native plants. Steve Miller with The Native Garden will show us the best plants to use and how to care for them with water conservation in mind.

Miller will describe the benefits of beautifying your yard with low water use native plants, provide easy steps for getting started, show examples of gorgeous native landscapes, and explain how to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, while keeping javelina and deer from eating the fruits of your labor. He will also discuss growing vegetables and using water catchment systems for irrigation.

Steve and Betsy Miller opened The Native Garden in 2012 after moving to Prescott in 2005 and finding they had to go to Flagstaff to find native plants that were not available locally.

DAILY DROPLET

  • "Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life... The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners."
    Mark Udall
  • "Water is the driver of Nature."
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water."
    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1746
  • "...and since flow of information is to spirit what water is to life, we'd best think about how to keep the pipes free and unclogged."
    Raphie Frank
  • "In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference."
    Rachel Carson
  • "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."
    Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • "Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water."
    Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine
  • "Water is everywhere and in all living things; we cannot be separated from water. No water, no life. Period..."
    Robert Fulghum
  • "It's the water. Everything is driven by the water."
    Mike Thompson
  • "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over."
    Mark Twain