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View of Xeriscape Garden southwestern-landscape

View of Xeriscape Garden

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June 6, 2013
P Daly wrote:
This is one of the most inspiring xeriscape examples on houzz. Can you please name the plants shown instead?
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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.
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May 28, 2013
michellenmoore wrote:
What is the orange plant in the back? Very beautiful design!
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Farida Hamza
Euphorbia firesticks.
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do you have to spray the DG to keep it in place and keep it from getting mushy in rain?
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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.
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Drought-tolerant plants like succulents actually prefer less water.

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