Camelback Royal ViewMediterranean Landscape, Phoenix

This is an example of a mediterranean drought-tolerant, full sun and desert backyard gravel landscaping in Phoenix. —  Houzz
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Jeanne Phillips wrote:Jun 11, 2013
  • Cheri Gittins
    LOVE this design particularly the color. What type of plants are those with red blooms and and are the spike type leaves sharp (we have toddlers)? Currently landscaping front yard in La Mesa (San Diego County) after a 6 year drought. Water bills at $400+ for a 1400sf yard and dead grass 8 months a year due to City limit of 10 minutes 3 days/week. Thank you!
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    Hendricks Construction
    I believe its a Aloe arborescens, it has some prickliness to it but on the low end for desert plants.
venusianne wrote:May 15, 2016
Lorena wrote:Sep 17, 2015
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    Hendricks Construction

    Those rocks are available at our local landscape supply yard, I believe the color is "desert brown". Good luck with your project.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Annie Thornton added this to Fire-Wise Landscapes Can Help Keep Your Home and Property SafeJun 12, 2019

Maintaining Your LandscapePrune all trees so that the lowest limbs are 6 to 10 feet off the ground.Remove dead branches and debris in trees and shrubs and around all plantings.Remove dead and dying plants.Use a fire-resistant mulch material or gravel in planting beds to help retain the moisture in the soil.Keep your irrigation system well-maintained.Familiarize yourself with local fire-safe regulations and recommendations regarding vegetation clearances.In low- or no-summer rain regions, be sure to keep plants irrigated. For native trees and shrubs that are not on a scheduled irrigation cycle, deep irrigate at least once per month, or as needed.Find a tree service in your area

Annie Thornton added this to 8 Colorful Drought-Tolerant Landscape DesignsJun 28, 2017

5. Planting islands in Phoenix. In this water-conscious Phoenix backyard, the designer used a variety of drought-tolerant plants to form colorful islands of foliage and flowers in a gravelly area of the yard. Planting in groups of three or five shrubs or perennials establishes a pleasing repetition with clumps and swaths of color. The plants, all sun-loving and low-water, include Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas, zones 7 to 9), red-flowering aloe, ornamental grasses, silvery blue agave and carpets of purple lantana.

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reginabitar added this to Pool and Landscape IdeasOct 7, 2019

just what I want my landscaping to look like, except maybe not the palms.

Janice Davis added this to high desert landscaping ideasSep 12, 2019

Yes. Like the color here. And, although they have a lot of plants, it feels under control and not overgrown.

Christian F added this to Backyard wish listJul 17, 2019

Looks similar to our backyard; size wise

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