27 April 2013

X is for Xeriscaping

Definition of XERISCAPE

A landscaping method developed especially for arid and semiarid climates that utilizes water-conserving techniques (as the use of drought-tolerant plants, mulch, and efficient irrigation).

 
But contrary to popular belief, it doesn't mean zero-scaping. There are many ways to plan a water-wise garden and still create the visual beauty all gardeners love to see. It's all about clustering different textures, colors, and heights in a visually attractive manner. Here are some examples:
 




What do you think of this look? Do you live in a dry area and grow drought tolerant plants in your garden? What's your favorite flower, grass, or shrub? 

Here are some links you might find useful:

4 comments:

Alternative Foodie said...

The photos show beautiful gardens, Dani. I've seen beautiful garden in both California and New Mexico - both arid, but dedicated gardeners can give awesome results.

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Awesome pictures a good X post.

Yvonne.

Coffee Lady said...

Cool I will check out that website. We live in a area that is hot and dry in the summer months and are trying to go with drought resilient plants. Good X post!

Cathy said...

Your pictures show some of the prettier Xeriscapes I've seen. I'v also seen, in person, some awful ones. But I do think it's smart to plant things that don't need much moisture if you live in an arid place. Making one last A-Z pass on the blogs I chose to follow.

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