Xeriscaping with Style – Part 2

Low Water Use Plants

There are hundreds of water thrifty native or desert adapted plant species available at local nurseries. Some varieties have been available for many years, while others are new on the market. They come in all shapes and sizes and serve a variety of purposes from shade to seasonal color to screening unsightly areas. Many low water use plants have beautiful flowers or interesting forms. They will help you create a colorful, low-maintenance yard without taxing our limited water resources. Some great examples: 100’s of varieties of agave, yucca, cacti, Mexican Bird of Paradise to start!

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