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FireSmart Landscaping Choices

    Farm & Garden, Fire News    February 5, 2018

Did you know that the landscaping choices you make can improve your home’s chances of with-standing a wildfire? Before then, would you like to test your FireSmart knowledge?
Ground covers – Which three are fire resistant and drought tolerant?

  • Buttercup
  • Dianthus
  • English Ivy
  • Periwinkle
  • Phlox
  • Sedum

Perennials – Which three are fire resistant and drought tolerant?

  • Bearded Iris
  • Daisies
  • Foxglove
  • Geranium
  • Hydrangea
  • Lupine DR

Shrubs – Which three are fire resistant and drought tolerant?

  • Boxwood
  • Fuchsia (dieback)
  • Lilac
  • Pyracantha
  • Piers
  • Salal

Trees – Which three are fire resistant and drought tolerant?

  • Cedar
  • Dogwood
  • Garry Oak
  • Magnolia
  • Maple
  • Prunus cherry

Interested in learning more? I will be at the popular Seedy Saturday on February 10th at the Farmers’ Institute at 10:30 a.m. to give you the information you need to make those right choices. See you at Seedy Saturday

Mitchell Sherrin
Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue


  • Ground covers: Dianthus, Phlox, Sedum,
  • Perennials: Bearded Iris, Geranium, Lupine,
  • Shrubs: Fuchsia (dieback), Pyracantha, Salal
  • Trees: Garry Oak, Maple, Prunus cherry

*According to the Master Gardeners of British Columbia

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