Southwestern LandscapeSouthwestern Landscape, Phoenix
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How to use it. Group lantana plants where their floral display can make a stunning colorful statement. Shrub lantana can be used to create a low, informal hedge along a property line or as a foundation planting next to a house. All lantanas are suitable for growing next to pools, in courtyards or on patios, as they are relatively low-litter. For a striking contrast of texture, add lantana alongside cactuses and other succulents. For a more formal use, plant ‘New Gold’ lantana along the edges of a driveway or pathway.Add lantana around boulders where it can spill over, creating a lovely, informal design.
How to use it. Cleveland sage can be grown in containers, but I've seen it casually massed to best effect. The flowers as well as the foliage of Cleveland sage are fragrant, and will release their scent if brushed up against along a path or planter edge. As one of the largest sages, it needs enough space for it to fill in. Cleveland sage is also a fire-wise plant.Shown: With redhot lantana
Natural style includes elements such as gravel paths, adobe and stone walls, timber beams and a range of desert plants. It blends with the surrounding landscape and is about as maintenance free as you can get.Here the gravel edged with cacti, grasses and perennials is reminiscent of a dry streambed ... the idea of water encapsulated in a simple setting.