Modern Drought Tolerant (Xeriscape) Garden Even the desert is far from devoid of beautiful plant life. Not all of the Southwest US is desert, yet all have to be cognizant of water use!
Another great garden design by David Feix. Perfect outside succulent garden for summers like last year. If only the dogs would cooperate!
Laguna Dirt photos outside a landscape architect's office in Laguna, CA ~ amazing...love the succulent spillers on the roof, too
Purple prickly pear! Great choice for desert landscaping.
When Life Hands You Lemons
Japanese Blood Grass - How beautiful this would be in a grouping or in a container
Very thorough gardening reference guide for gardening from the University of Arizona. - Arizona Master Gardener Manual - If you live in the Southwest, this should be helpful.
A Wonderful List of Desert Plants That are Good for Landscaping
The Turquoise Puya grows in soil, and can be treated much like a cactus or succulent. It is hardy in zones 8b-11. Mature plants are said to survive temperatures down to 18-20 degrees F (-7°C) if kept relatively dry.
Isn't Nature Beautiful! Everyone should see the desert bloom at least once in their Lifetime!