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2013-04-20 23:03:32

Ecoscape Environmental Design, a landscaping company from Boulder, CO, will host an educational workshop on xeriscaping on Sunday, April 21st in Broomfield in celebration of Earth Day. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 20, 2013 Ecoscape Environmental Design, a landscaping company from Boulder, CO, will host an educational workshop on xeriscaping on Sunday, April 21st in Broomfield in celebration of Earth Day. The workshop, which will take place at 3pm this Sunday at 16151 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield,...

2009-06-05 11:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- elephantjournal.com offers a photo slideshow and brief history of Xeriscape, the "green" method of low-maintenance, climate-appropriate landscaping that works in harmony with whatever region you live in.   To read more, please visit:   http://www.elephantjournal.com/2009/05/what-is-xeriscape-by-waylon-lewis/   elephantjournal.com: A TRULY "GREEN" TEA   Waylon Lewis, editor-in-chief of elephantjournal.com, reviews Teatulia, a...

2008-08-18 18:00:41

By Joyzelle Davis Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage plans to open its Northglenn store in late October, the 27th Colorado store for the Lakewood- based chain.Vitamin Cottage is building the store "as green as we can," said spokeswoman Nancy Flynn. That includes using soy- based foam insulation, natural wheat sheet wallboard, xeriscape landscaping and a geothermal field for energy-efficient heating a cooling.The family-run chain earlier this year flipped its name to Natural Grocers by...

2008-08-12 12:00:53

Rain Bird, the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services, named the finalists for its 2008 Intelligent Use of Water(TM) Award, which recognizes persons or organizations whose innovation, leadership, ingenuity and overall commitment to improved landscape water efficiency has raised the standard for outdoor water conservation. The five finalists were selected by a panel of judges according to pre-determined criteria, including demonstrated water savings, preservation...

2008-07-25 09:00:51

By Martin E. Comas, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 25--MOUNT DORA When it comes to saving water, city leaders say it's time to practice what they preach -- starting with the front lawn at City Hall. In the past few weeks, workers have been busy replacing the city's water-thirsty St. Augustine grass and landscaping on Baker Street with drought-resistant plants and grass. Mount Dora also is replacing City Hall's "outdated" irrigation system with state-of-the-art sprinklers that only...

2007-05-03 06:00:17

By Anthony Navas and Maria Arroyave, The Miami Herald May 3--During Aventura's Arbor Day ceremony Friday, students from Aventura City of Excellence School performed original music and recited poetry in celebration of the city's 10th consecutive year as a Tree City USA. The students' poems and songs promoted the importance of trees to the environment. Sixth-grader Anna Katharina Condom, 11, one of two winners of the school's poetry contest, recited her poem, Pretty Please, at the...

Latest Xeriscaping Reference Libraries

2009-07-04 14:32:56

Xeriscaping and Xerogardening refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that help reduce or even eliminate the need for irrigation. This practice is promoted in areas that do not have easily accessible fresh water supply. As climate patterns shift, more and more regions are using this method. The term "˜xeri' or "˜xero' comes from the Greek "˜xeros' which means "dry". Plants that require the appropriate amount of irrigation in reference to the local climate are emphasized, and care...

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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'