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After Low-Snow Winter, Xeriscape Gardening More Important Than Ever

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 15, 2013 – People who think low-water landscaping mean a lackluster yard are in for a surprise. The Xeriscape Garden Tour celebrates the color and diversity of native and drought tolerant plants on their 11th annual tour, showcasing homes that exemplify the best in water conservation through Xeriscape landscaping. The Big Bear Valley had below average snowfall during the 2012-2013 winter, increasing the fire risk in an even dryer-than-usual forest. The Xeriscape Garden tour offers tips, advice, and information on how to not only combat increases in water needs, but how to meld drought- tolerant and fire smart landscapes to create defensible space. The 2013 tour on Saturday, July 20th will feature seven gardens, two nurseries and the Flower Show at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. Highlights of the tour include: a FireWise home, which showcases how to be both drought-tolerant and fire safe at the same time; native plant expert Orchid Black at Hunters Nursery answering questions about the benefits of native plants; the Jim Otterstrom Earth Home Garden Award, presented to the garden that has created the most natural setting, including but not limited to native plants. The Otterstrom yard is living proof that native plants are the best way to landscape, and with Jim and Peggy Otterstrom handing out seeds, sage advice and lemonade, it was a perennial favorite on the tour....

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Xeriscape Garden Tour This Weekend Celebrates 10 Years

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