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View of Xeriscape Garden

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P Daly wrote:
This is one of the most inspiring xeriscape examples on houzz. Can you please name the plants shown instead?
   Comment   June 6, 2013
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Shelley Gardea
I'm so glad you like the examples of the xeroscape landscaping. If you want to find out about each plant and the names, please contact Scott Ward of White Sage Gardening. He is the mastermind behind this garden.
March 14, 2014 at 10:10am   
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michellenmoore wrote:
What is the orange plant in the back? Very beautiful design!
   Comment   May 28, 2013
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Farida Hamza
Euphorbia firesticks.
September 2, 2013 at 2:18am     
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After a storm in 2010 damaged Call's house, she decided it was time to get rid of her backyard's grass and messy vines, and transform it into a peaceful xeriscape garden. Since her neighborhood has water usage restrictions, it was an easy decision to go drought tolerant. Call hired Scott Ward of White Sage Gardening to design her yard to reflect her love of the desert and decomposed granite and rocks. She says, "It was an awesome experience working with Scott as an artist. He brought so much of his own aesthetic to the project and went about things in a very organized and thoughtful way."
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Southwestern Garden Style
This xeriscape garden may not have a large array of plants, but the plants that are in place are so striking that the space feels full. Setting each specimen in its own space rather than crowding them together allows the homeowner to enjoy the individual beauty of every plant.
Houzz added this to Xeriscape
Drought-tolerant plants like succulents actually prefer less water.

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Nice flowers
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plant layout
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space and type of cactus
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cactus variety
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Cactus garden
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Cactii in mud
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low water lanscape
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I love these kinds of succulents
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The flowers
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walls around patio
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some of these plants are interesting
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Desert plants
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Love this.
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decomposed granite
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The plants
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April 4, 2014
gorgeous, large succulents planted in a courtyard or entrance. I love succulents, they are so sculptural and so bold, they always make such an impact no matter where you put them
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Simple Low Maintenance
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Crushed granite, succulents, cacti, mid century modern landscaping
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Low water
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March 27, 2014
open to sand, but ulcent ground cover might be better?
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Love desert plants
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middle plant
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front yard, but not so many plants
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Cool xero.. Not everywhere.. But cool
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So creative and beautiful
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Plants- agaves for around pool
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Landscape idea
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MBR courtyard idea
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March 12, 2014
like the Firestick euphorbia, and golden barrel cactus
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March 12, 2014
like the plants, but not the spacing and the randomness of placement
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Low water landscaping
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March 12, 2014
Oh what's not to love.
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The sand and wall match to give emphasis on the succulents.
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Clean look
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Sparse, but pretty.
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To sparse.
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Like the colors in this.
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plant placement
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Big plants
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Succulents! Probably the only thing that would survive in my own back yard =p
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Looks neat and uncrowded which we may have to do to combat weeds
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love the plants
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Cactus garden
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xeriscape pops of color
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The plants
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Cactus and Succulants
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Cactus plants in shade garden
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Love minimal fab plants
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Easy maintenance....
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Clean yet colorful
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Color of brick
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I hate this no offense I would hate to have cactuses and a mini desert on my porch... Just sayin
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xeriscape ideas
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I like barrel cactus and century like plants only.
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Plants and sparseness of plants (I like it a little sparser, though)
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succulent garden
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plants on decomposed granite
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like the orange plant
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Backyard succulent flower bed
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nice plants
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sculptural look of the plants. Looks simple enough to do myself.
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like the spareness.
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it has some great ideas for a water efficient landscape.
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colorful foliage
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Nice idea.
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Cactus garden
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It looks like our side yard, I don't like it.
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Very neat and looks like a museum. Love it!
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Simple, clean look - no upkeep!
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love xeriscape
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back yard
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plants and dirt
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Desert landscaping, height of plants, pop of color in the back.
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Love the combination of plants in a sort of natural setting
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southwestern landscape
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Plants and ground-cover...
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"wall" garden
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clean, simple
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color and drama
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i like the colors and the fact that these plants don't require much water
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Jardín muerto
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A little to desert-y for me but I like how clean it is and the plant material.
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can I do this in AZ?
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big green cactus like plants
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desert landscape
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agaves cacti
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This could work too.
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plant placement and colors
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Corner area
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Desert backyard
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Neat, colorful; I really like this one.
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Cactus garden
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red plant
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front yard style
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Good low-water and low-maintenance idea
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adapt for courtyard
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Just do
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Clean look
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side yard
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Love this look
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really nice succulents
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Plants in gravel.
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Plants and layout. Creates seeming fullness without overstimulation.
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