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Desert Retreat


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June 16, 2013
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I would love to help you, if you want to send me your email address i can send you the plant list for this plan, that may help. thanks !
    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 7:42PM
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A plant list for the backyard retreat would be nice.
    Bookmark   November 17, 2014 at 5:42PM
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May 30, 2013
Amber Ellis wrote:
Do you know what kind of tree it is? Very pretty.
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Desert Museum palo verde, thank you for checking out our pages.
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Desert Museum Palo verde , thanks!
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September 30, 2012
hokiern27 wrote:
I love the brilliant colors What are the purple plants and the little splashes of red?
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babalyon verbena and aloe blue elf blooms
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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Southwestern Garden Style
Choose Plants WiselyNative plants have evolved to survive in the desert extremes. As such, they're a natural choice for the garden. And as this garden proves, native and natural don't mean colorless. In fact, the bright colors of the desert are one of its beauties.
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Arid and semiarid climates were the first natural xeriscapes; they require rugged plants that can survive a drought. Xeriscaped gardens and landscapes are popular in dry regions, where naturally unthirsty plants thrive and reflect their native environment.

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Mary Risewon Newton added this to Mary Risewon Newton's Ideas
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Desert landscaping.
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Tree and Plants
Dana Veach added this to Outdoor Spaces: Wild-Scapes...
January 13, 2015
The Southwest never fails to make me "home-sick" in some sense...
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Palo Verde
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Palo verde
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November 16, 2014
color variations of plants
Darlene Rentschler added this to Landscaping
November 1, 2014
Nice Xeriscape
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October 18, 2014
Put small trees between hedge and bocce court
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xeriscape colors and tree
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October 11, 2014
Very natural.
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October 5, 2014
babalyon verbena-purple plants
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Palo verde with babalyon verbena and aloe blue elf blooms
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tree under plantings
Tami Smight Interiors added this to smight landscape
September 17, 2014
around back pool tree
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September 14, 2014
Choose Plants Wisely Native plants have evolved to survive in the desert extremes. As such, they're a natural choice for the garden. And as this garden proves, native and natural don't mean colorless. In fact, the bright colors of the desert are one of its beauties.
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hay que buscar el mesquite grande y hacerlo un punto de enfoque rodeado de jardineria
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August 23, 2014
Like the mix of textures and colors. Not as austere as some xeriscapes. Also like the sense of topography
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August 23, 2014
Lovely combo of desert plants casually arrayed for magical feel.
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the tree, the purple the 'space'
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palo verde tree
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like plants
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Plant selection
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June 14, 2014
deep purple flowers (babalyon verbena) under palo verde - striking when yellow flowers appear on tree
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Desert look
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love this
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palo verde + low purple flowers
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Great landscape
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Palo Verde, might be nice to find some low lying flowering plants.
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desert scape
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Arizona landscape
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April 27, 2014
not enough structure. kind of messy. aside from tree, don't know where to focus re: landscape.
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pop of prurple
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plants w/rocks
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Dry Creek bed
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depth of plant design & tree framing view
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Outside back yard area
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Desert Museum Palo Verde Tree for front to contrast with Strawberry Tree
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color variety
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Palo Verde with underplanting
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palo verde with under plantings
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arbol de enfrente
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Tree w/flowers
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desert museum palo verde
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Dry creek bed
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natural look and lots of color
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I like that it looks un designed and wild
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possible xeriscape idea
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Xeriscape plantsplants with colorful flowers
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purple flowers
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Purple plants
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desert vegetation
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Carefree garden
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Accent tree
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palo verde desert museum tree
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Love the purples with different textures of green and dashes of orange and white
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Use of color
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medium sized trees for backyard
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our land
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SW yard -- lots of info
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No irrigation here. Really like this one.
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Color I desert
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different vegetation
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Natural looking native scape
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for front corner
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Color, texture and differing height levels.
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Landscape ideas
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desert planting 1
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Type of flowers
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The primary low water strategies are: Correct choice of plants, mulching, shade, micro-water catchments, directing all hard surface runoff, drip irrigation, and soil building. Healthy soil with good structure and organic material content is one of the best water conservation strategies.
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Garden ideas
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Xeriscapes are low-water landscape designs that offer attractive and environment-friendly alternatives to grass lawns, conserving water with drought-tolerant plants and efficient irrigation.
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Heat and drought tolerant plants
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color, xeriscape
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No grass
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lots of colour
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Love tree and small plant combo
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lush desert!
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big area
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Desert yet alive
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desert museum palo verde and accent planting ideas
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natural planting
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front yard thoughts
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desert museum palo verdes
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Beautiful desert look
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I like the look here and use of purple and reds.
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natural design
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June 30, 2013
mounding adds interest
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Plant info is attached
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desert landscape
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purple plant
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Purple and orange flowers
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Desert tree
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Lots of color
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Like pops of color in garden far away
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May 13, 2013
the tree is interesting even for the sidewalk island on la clede. Loving the purple desert flowers.
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May 12, 2013
I like the tree - maybe the palo verde - and the plantings around it...
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colorful flowers
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May 10, 2013
how do you feel about this planting?
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Flowering desert plants
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I love the puple flowers
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Arid and semiarid climates were the first natural xeriscapes; they require rugged plants that can survive a drought. Xeriscaped gardens and landscapes are popular in dry regions, where naturally unthirsty plants thrive and reflect their native environment.
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Great plantings
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different plant varieties fit well together.
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natural reminds me of some of my favorite days driving throught out the southwest when over the road
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Would look good in front yard.
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colors, palo verde tree
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purple flowers
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Planting has nice balance and doesn't look too sparse or stark.
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Purple plants in a desert area!!!
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back yard
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verynice color and texture.
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lush and desert
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this is the closest to what I would like
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Front dryscspe
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Purple flowers for foundation plantings
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Colorful plantings
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purple bushes/groundcover... variety of color
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Native landscaping
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Desert color, low water usage
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xeriscape, tree
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natural and colorful
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natural look and use of crushed stone
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A little too deserty
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