Eva’s talk will focus on how to combine native and ornamental plants in your garden and the wealth of choices available of plants that will thrive with a (mostly) low-water regime. A PowerPoint presentation will show examples of such combinations in actual gardens. Her book Cultivating the Wild: gardening with native plants of BC’s Southern Interior and Eastern Washington will be available for $20 a copy.
Eva has gardened her whole life, in Ontario where she grew up and in the South Okanagan for the past 33 years. A naturalist at heart, she learned about the value of including native plants in her garden here and had a small native-plant nursery for about 10 years. She designed xeriscape landscapes for over 15 years, and continues to promote this type of garden and the use of native plants for our area.