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对于那些生活在美国西部的人来说, 水一直是一种宝贵的资源. In recent years, this has become especially true during a long-term drought has made its impact felt.

As a result, many of us find ourselves looking for ways to save water. The first place you should start is your landscape as that is the largest percentage of your water consumption.

今天, I’d like to show you examples of three different low water landscape options: 

耐旱节水景观

选择# 1

耐旱 – This landscape is characterized by lush green, semi-tropical flowering 植物s. These include bougainvillea, lantana, oleanders, and yellow bells. All these do well in hot, arid climates in zones 9 and above. 虽然大多数不是土生土长的西南部, they are considered 中度干旱宽容 and suitable for those who want more a lush look for the desert garden.

For best results, deep water approximately once a week in summer and every 2 weeks in winter.

适度耐旱节水景观

选择# 2

Moderately 耐旱 – Native, flowering 植物s make up this type of landscape.  Plants like chuparosa, damianita, penstemon, Texas sage, and turpentine bush are examples of this.

因为这些植物原产于西南地区, they need infrequent watering to look their best – a good guideline is to water deeply approximately every 10 days in summer and every 3 weeks in winter.

极其耐旱节水景观

选择# 3

Extremely 耐旱 – For a landscape to exist on very little water, 收集仙人掌和多肉植物是最好的选择. 柱状仙人掌,如墨西哥篱笆柱, 风琴管, 仙人掌, 图腾柱增加了花园的高度. 龙舌兰等较低生长的多肉植物, 小烛树, 而沙漠马利筋可以用于中级兴趣.

Golden barrel, hedgehog cacti and mammillaria fill in smaller spaces and look great next to boulders. Once established, they do best with watering approximately every 3 weeks spring through fall.

 
 
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It’s important to note that shrubs should be watered deeply to a depth of 2 ft., which promotes deep root growth, and the soil stays moister longer. 多肉植物在12″深度生长良好. 

**Watering guidelines can vary from region to region within the desert Southwest, so it’s wise to consult with your local city’s landscape watering guidelines.

无论你选择哪个选项, creating an attractive water-saving landscape is within your reach that will thrive in our drought-stricken region.

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火焰棘皮草(大棘皮草变种. wrightii)

你喜欢五颜六色的花和蜂鸟吗?   如果是这样,你可以考虑添加火焰棘 (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii)  你的花园.

This is a fairly new addition to my garden and the local hummingbirds are so happy to see it in my garden.

It blooms from late spring into fall and I love its airy, bright green foliage.

If you would like to learn more, I invite you to 看看我最新的工厂资料 Houzz.

Flame Acanthus Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds All Summer Long

 

 




你有最喜欢的植物列表吗?  我做.  Mine is made up of about 12 植物s, and they change from time to time.

最近我收藏列表中增加的一个是 anacacho兰花 (紫荆花lunarioides).

洋紫荆兰

This lovely 植物 can be trained as a small tree or a large shrub.

洋紫荆兰

Fragrant white flowers appear in spring, and the foliage adds beauty throughout the year.

洋紫荆兰

虽然我的风景中没有这种植物, 然而——我已经在我的一些最新的设计中使用了它.

如果你想了解更多关于这种美丽植物的信息, 我邀请你阅读我最新的植物简介 Houzz.

你呢?  你见过或种过阿纳可可兰吗?

我爱花.  In fact, it was my love affair with flowers that inspired me to get my degree in horticulture.  我觉得人生苦短,不能不做自己喜欢的事, so working as a horticulturist allows me to be around blooming 植物s throughout much of the year.

天气开始变凉, 花朵开始凋谢, but one of the many benefits of living in the Southwest is that there are always some 植物s showing off their flowers.

今天, I’d like to share with you just a few of the flowering 植物s that I saw during the past couple of weeks, 哪些在装饰着秋天的风景.

Pink Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla) flowers in spring and fall, 非常耐旱, 在阳光充足的环境下可以茁壮成长,在华氏10度的环境下也能生存. 仍在十一月开花

Pink Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla) flowers in spring and fall, 非常耐旱, 在阳光充足的环境下可以茁壮成长,在华氏10度的环境下也能生存.

匍匐靛青灌木(Dalea greggii)是地被植物, 春天和秋天有哪些花, 是耐旱, 在阳光充足的环境下可以茁壮成长,在华氏10度的环境下也能生存. 仍在十一月开花

匍匐靛青灌木(Dalea greggii)是地被植物, 春天和秋天有哪些花, 是耐旱, 在阳光充足的环境下可以茁壮成长,在华氏10度的环境下也能生存.

The Cascalote tree (Caesalpinia cacalaco) flowers in fall and on into early winter, 是耐旱, 在阳光充足的环境下可以茁壮成长,并能忍受20华氏度的高温.  While thorny, there is a new variety with a smooth trunk, called 'Smoothie'.  仍在十一月开花

The Cascalote tree (Caesalpinia cacalaco) flowers in fall and on into early winter, 是耐旱, 在阳光充足的环境下可以茁壮成长,并能忍受20华氏度的高温.  While thorny, there is a new variety with a smooth trunk, called ‘Smoothie’.

 Pink Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is an ornamental grass that flowers in fall, 是耐旱, thrives in full sun to filtered shade and is hardy to 0 degrees F. 仍在十一月开花

Pink Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is an ornamental grass that flowers in fall, 是耐旱, thrives in full sun to filtered shade and is hardy to 0 degrees F.

蓝铃草终年开花, 是耐旱, thrives in full sun to filtered shade and is hardy to 17 degrees F. 仍在十一月开花

蓝铃草终年开花, 是耐旱, thrives in full sun to filtered shade and is hardy to 17 degrees F. 仍在十一月开花

These are but a few 植物s that are still in bloom in November in my zone 9 climate.

你呢?  什么在你的花园里或附近盛开?

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It may seem rather strange to think of landscapes decorated with 百合花在秋天, but summer and fall rain bring on the lovely blooms of rain lilies 物种(中将).

百合花使花园增色不少

Rain or ‘zephyr’ 百合花使花园增色不少 throughout the Southern half of the U.S.包括美国西南部.  While their apperance may make you think that they are delicate and needs lots of coddling, 事实远非如此.

百合花在秋天

就像其他类型的百合一样, they are grown from bulbs 植物ed in fall and are surprisingly, 中度干旱宽容.

百合花在秋天

白色的物种 (中将念珠菌) 是我的最爱,有常绿的叶子.  There are other species and hybrids in colors such as pink and peach.

雨百合应该在景观中有更多的存在, given their delicate beauty that adds welcome interest to the garden.  它们也很容易生长.

了解更多关于这种令人愉快的植物的信息, including the different species and how to 植物 and grow your own this fall, 看看我最新的工厂资料 Houzz.

 
 

 

 

 

在我的秋季花园发生了什么…

Plants that stay green all winter while also producing flowers are somewhat rare in the Southwest, which is why Mexican honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera) is one of my favorite additions in landscapes I design as well as in my own garden.

墨西哥金银花

墨西哥金银花

Orange, tubular flowers appear throughout the year, with the heaviest bloom occurring in spring.

墨西哥金银花

蜂鸟发现它们的花朵令人无法抗拒.

墨西哥金银花

The lime-green foliage looks great year round and this small shrub thrives in light, filtered shade.  

For more information on this latest drought tolerant and beautiful 植物, 包括和什么植物配对, 看看我的最新文章 Houzz.

Great Design Plant: Justicia Spicigera Brings In the Hummingbirds

If you like colorful blooms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, than you’ll want to take a close look at th是耐旱 beauty.

耐旱美丽:墨西哥灌木鼠尾草

Mexican bush sage has lovely gray-green foliage, white stems and velvety spikes of purple.

耐旱美丽:墨西哥灌木鼠尾草

It thrives in arid climates and provides glorious color spring through fall.

You may be surprised to find that the actual flowers aren’t actually purple – they are white.

Learn more about th是耐旱 beauty and why you’ll want to add it 你的花园 in my latest article for Houzz.com.

 

I like to use 植物s in my garden that add a lot of color and the drought tolerant and beautiful, 砂纸马鞭草当然不会让你失望.

砂纸马鞭草

它的花朵怒放, deep purple that carpets the ground in a mass of glorious color spring through fall.

The deep green leaves add a visually cooling element to the landscape as well.

蝴蝶也觉得花儿难以抗拒.  

See where this colorful ground cover gets its name and why you’ll want to include it in your drought tolerant garden where it will add beauty to your outdoor space in my latest 植物 profile for Houzz.com