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Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Xeriscape Demonstration Project

at Woodside Urban Park

 
 
Xeriscape Demonstration Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2017
1. Xeriscape Demonstration Project Marker
Inscription.
This demonstration garden was installed on October 30, 2010 to promote landscaping methods that conserve water. These methods have become increasingly important as our global climate changes. D&R International, an environmental consulting firm concerned with preserving our natural resources, led the project in collaboration with M-NCPPC, Montgomery Parks. Through the use of drought-tolerant native plants, xeriscape gardens use 30-80% less water than traditional gardens, require no fertilizers or pesticides, and need far less maintenance.

Xeriscaping is based on seven principles: planning and designing for drought, limiting turf areas, selecting and zoning plants appropriately, improving the soil, using mulch, irrigating efficiently, and appropriate maintenance.

D&R donated the garden with support from Bray and Scarff and Greenlinks. D&R staff maintain the garden, which was developed in honor of John Rivera, the company's founder.

The Xeriscape Demonstration Garden features 45 native plant species, including:
• Muhlenbergia capillaris
• Chrysogonum virginianum
• Pensetmon digitalis 'Husker Red'
• Vaccinium angustifolium
• Rudbeckia fulgida deamli
• Gaura lindheimeri

Donated and maintained by:
D&R International with support from Bray & Scarff
Xeriscape Demonstration Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2017
2. Xeriscape Demonstration Project Marker
Along Georgia Avenue near the intersection with Spring Street

 
Erected by Montgomery Parks.
 
Location. 38° 59.97′ N, 77° 1.925′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Spring Street, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Avenue. Touch for map. On the grounds of Woodside Urban Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8800 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Silver Spring in the Civil War (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Modern Banking (approx. 0.2 miles away); 24-Hour Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building Blocks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Silver Opportunity (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Silver Spring Shopping Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Silver Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Also see . . .
1. Woodside Urban Park. (Submitted on December 8, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. Woodside Urban Park. (Submitted on December 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
Categories. Environment
 
Closeup of image on the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
3. Closeup of image on the Marker
Muhlenbergia capillaris
Closeup of image on the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
4. Closeup of image on the Marker
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Closeup of image on the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
5. Closeup of image on the Marker
Chrysogonum virginianum
Closeup of image on the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
6. Closeup of image on the Marker
Vaccinium angustifolium
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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