NTX Magazine Volume 3 - Page 57

Spotlight on North Texas Water-Wise Gardens at upper trinity regional water district Maintaining Beautiful Landscape all Year ... Even During a Drought The Water-Wise Garden of Upper Trinity Regional Water District in Lewisville demonstrates the beauty and practicality of water-conserving landscape, using organic techniques. The demo garden showcases more than 100 varieties of plants, either native to Texas – or well adapted. The native and adapted plants tolerate drought conditions and attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife. And, by avoiding harmful chemicals, the garden is safe for kids and pets, and protects water quality. The Water-Wise Garden was a key element in recent state and national awards earned by Upper Trinity Regional Water District for its commitment to protecting local watersheds and promoting conservation. 55