While the plants have been ordered from TLC Florist and Greenhouse, the OSU Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Design Department is currently looking for master gardeners and volunteers to help plant the garden later this summer.
Michael Holmes, an assistant professor of the landscape architecture design department at OSU, said his department was heavily involved in the design of the 7,000 square-foot garden. They also will provide information for the educational signs that will be on display.
Holmes said they are trying to group similar types of plants in the same area.
There will be a low-water use plant area and a moderate-water use area so people can get a sense for what types of plants would work well together.
People tend to set up gardens based on what looks attractive and not on what types of plants work well together, London said. The xeriscape garden will show people how to get the best of both worlds.
"We want to get people to think about the kinds of plant materials they want to look at for their type of property,” said Steve Commons, Edmond’s assistant city manager.