Water Conservation… A Way
of Life !
The Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour Saturday July
15th offers a free-admission to the public to attend popular event. Beginning at 9:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon, the
Self-guided Tour starts in Big Bear Lake, at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery,
located at 41223 Big Bear Boulevard. There at Eminger’s Garden Visitors will
register and receive tour booklets, which include the locations and directions
to drive to the Garden stops at homes in Big Bear Valley, as well as helpful
information about Xeriscape gardening in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Xeriscape Garden Tour invites Garden Visitors to tour at their own pace until closing
at 4:00 P.M.
“This drought emergency is over, but the next
drought could be around the corner,” said California Governor Brown.
“Conservation must remain a way of life.” While the governor did lift the
emergency drought designation in April, he kept many of the conservation rules
Tahoe and Shasta in Northern California might be full, but it only takes a walk
around Big Bear Lake and Stanfield cut-off to observe that our lake and Baker
Pond, are far from full. With the Valley’s water coming from ground water
sources, water conservation in Big Bear is also a way of life. But this doesn’t
mean you can’t have a beautiful garden.
Annual Big Bear Valley Xeriscape Garden Tour, sponsored by the Sierra Club Big
is the perfect opportunity to get landscaping ideas, discover drought tolerant
plants and learn how to save money on water bills; all while creating a
beautiful drought-tolerant gardens.
an added bonus, one of the homes will feature a landscape that is both
low-water use and fire-wise. Valley’s unique water situation and
how residents can participate in conserving water while still creating
beautiful and exciting yards and gardens.
will once again include the Department of Water and Power’s (DWP) Xeriscape
Demonstration Garden located on Fox Farm Road, in front of the Community
Garden, with native plant expert Orchid Black on hand to answer questions.
this year will be the Big Bear Homeowner Expo and a free
native/drought-tolerant plant exchange adjacent to the DWP Xeriscape
Demonstration Garden. In addition, there will be a variety of homeowner
gardens, some landscaped by professionals and others by the homeowners. No
matter the budget, Xeriscape Garden Visitors will find solutions for creating
low-maintenance, drought tolerant gardens right here in Big Bear Valley.
The Sierra Club Big Bear Group is
a non-profit organization.