Home Owners

The intention of this page is to post information that is useful for the homeowners at Tetherow.  Information concerning care of your landscape, waste reduction, water use, plant material for Central Oregon, and whatever information that can be shared. 

Fire-resistant Plants for Home Landscapes is a publication provided by the Pacific Northwest Extension of Oregon State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho.  In this publication, they show many examples of plants that can be used within your landscape that would create a fire resistant barrier between your home and the surroundings.  The examples below will help in the selection of plants that may reduce the risk from wildfire which we all know is a probability in the hot arid environment of Central Oregon.

There are many examples within the publication, but below are a list of my favorites.  I generally like to pick plant material that will show interest in some fashion throughout the year. 


Rock cress, Aubrieta deltoidea
Kinnickinnick, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Yellow iceplant, Delosperma nubigenum
Purple iceplant, Delosperma cooperi
Dianthus, Dianthus species
Creeping phlox, Phlox subulata
Japaneses pachysandra, Pachysandra terminalis
Creeping thyme, Thymus praecox 


Yarrow, Achillea
Basket-of-gold, Aurinia saxatilis
Sedges, Carex species
Blanket flower, Gaillardia varieties
Delphinium, Delphinium varieties
Daylily, Hemerocallis species
Hosta lily, Hosta species
Lavender, Lavandula species
Flax, blue, Linum perenne
Salvia or sage, Salvia species

I will continue the list later which will include shrubs, evergreens and trees.