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WaterWise Gardening: Choosing the Right Plants


Selecting the right plants is essential in designing a landscape that promotes water conservation. Learn how to select plants for a water-wise garden or landscape with WaterWise Gardening: Choosing The Right Plants online course, which includes practical exercises, multimedia and interactive games.

This self-paced course takes 10 to 12 hours to complete, and you'll have six months from date of first login to complete course.

WaterWise Gardening Series

The WaterWise Gardening series of online courses will teach participants how to design and plant a water-efficient garden that is both economical and environmentally friendly. See our accompanying course, WaterWise Gardening: Planning & Design.

WaterWise GardeningWaterWise Gardening courses are taught by Oregon State University faculty and include access to a wealth of practical, research-based information and resources.


Amy Jo DetweilerAmy Jo Detweiler has been a member of OSU Extension Service horticulture faculty in central Oregon since 1999, with a three-county appointment serving Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties. She provides education in home horticulture, commercial horticulture and provides annual training and supervision for the local OSU Master Gardener Program. Her primary focus has been waterwise gardening and fire-resistant plants for home landscapes. She has a master's degree in landscape horticulture from Colorado State University and a bachelor's degree in biology from Westminster College.

Email: amyjo.detweiler@oregonstate.edu



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