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Right plant, right place, to save water

Plants that fit our Northwest climate and soils are easier to care for, need less summer watering, and look great year ‘round. Learn about:

Quick tips

  • Get to know your yard: sun, shade, and soil. Choose plants that fit those conditions.
  • Group plants by their water, soil, and sun needs.
  • Choose plants that resist pests and need less water.
  • Prepare the soil with compost and plant right for long-term plant health and water conservation.

More Information

Choosing the Right Plants guide (pdf)
Right Plant Right Place (pdf)
The Plant List (pdf)
How to Water New Plants (pdf)

Questions? Call the Garden Hotline at (206) 633-0224 or email