大多数时候当你走过一个停车场的时候, you are often greeted by the appearance of islands scattered throughout over植物ed with badly maintained shrubs. 上个月, I drove into a parking lot that was quite unusual in that it was 植物ed with 有吸引力的肉质植物 and not ugly shrubs.
而不是 of shrubs, the medians were 植物ed with beautiful 龙舌兰的标本.
除了不同类型的龙舌兰，还有地鼠属植物 (大戟属植物rigida) 肉质植物, which added a welcome respite to the crowded and over-pruned shrubs that usually characterize most parking lots.
In addition to the agave and other 肉质植物 were flowering shrubs such as Baja fairy duster (Calliandra californica), 让它长成它的自然形状.
This parking lot was located in front of a hospital where my husband had an appointment for a routine procedure. Our walk through the parking lot took twice as long as it would normally take with me pausing every few seconds to take pictures of the 植物.
It was so refreshing to see 肉质植物 such as these in 停车场岛s instead of struggling shrubs. They thrive in the hot, reflected heat while needing very little water.
Maybe we should rethink what we 植物 in 停车场岛s and ditch the high-maintenance, 口渴的灌木?
One question — I notice on your blog that there's often a lot of empty space between shrubs and/or 肉质植物.
I understand the problems with overcrowding (requiring frequent pruning/butchering), but I wonder if there are any groundcover options to tie larger 植物 together? 或者这些植物在凤凰城根本不存在?
很好的问题! 有几种地被植物, which people use to tie 植物ing groups together – lantana is a huge favorite. 与肉质植物, the idea is to allow their unique beauty and texture to stand alone where they can be better appreciated.
尽管我的气候和你们的完全不同, I always admire when public spaces are landscaped in a pleasing way, 特别是如果它们是唯一的. There are so many boring public spaces at fast food restaurants and gas stations, 但偶尔你会看到一些惊人的东西. I generally try to send a complimentary email in that situation.
What a great idea to contact the people in charge of the parking lot landscape. Positive feedback is a great way to help promote this type of landscaping.