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Inspiration and ideas for Southwest landscape design. Go to for a printable, hi-res inspiration guide to this style.
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A stone-lined retention pond encircled by drought-tolerant plants. Design With Nature.

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desert garden - Casa Serena Landscape Designs

Colorful Desert Courtyard - Landscaping Network

Love the red doors dividing this space, as well as the grasses softening the entry. Design by WaterQuest, Inc in Albuquerque, NM.

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This cast stone block planter would make a modern addition to a Southwest garden. From Haddenstone in NJ.

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Stunning Southwest landscaping by Quercus (David Cristiani). Not only does it reflect the beauty of his region, but it's unique and artful as well. Check out David's tips for landscaping in the Southwest here:

Southwest Garden Design - Landscaping Network

Sculpture and a dry stream bed make this former lawn into a low-care front garden. Isn't this more fun than a boring old postage stamp of grass? More lawn alternatives here:

Lawn Alternatives - Landscaping Network

Inspiration board for Southwest landscape design. For a printable, high-resolution PDF version go to .

Landscape Design Sheet - - Photo Gallery - Landscaping Network

What a whimsical approach to a Southwest swimming pool. Love the tiles and the playful water spouts. By Bianchi Design.

Pool/Landscape 100k to 250k - Bianchi Design

Looking at this feels like I'm on a vacation in Mexico. . . The sun, this gorgeously detailed fountain, and the plantings surrounding it are flawless. Design by .

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The styling around this outdoor fireplace is absolutely stunning. Love the wreath, the plantings spilling over the edges of the walls, and the water-wise container plantings. From Sandy Koepke Interior Design.

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Love this idea! A hanging pillow softens the wall and makes this seating area feel truly comfortable. From designer Sandy Koepke.

Sandy Koepke Interior Design · Portfolio: Manhattan Beach

The innovative shape of this garden wall and gate make the garden fit in beautifully with the architecture of the home. Designed by David Cristiani of The Quercus Group.

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Dr Seuss-like plants bring an element of drama to this landscaped courtyard. Designed by Realm of Tucson, AZ.

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Great idea for a sunken patio! Colorful and cozy seating surround an octagonal fire pit. Design by Realm, an Urban Organics Company in Tucson, AZ.

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Inspiring to see such a soft and green, yet waterwise landscape in the Southwest. From Realm, an Urban Organics Company in Tucson, AZ.

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Stacked stone accents and a swim-up bar in this ramada, or Southwest shade structure. I can just imagine swimming up for a cocktail. . . Design by Unique Landscapes by Griffin of Arizona.

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Ethereal combination of fire bowls, stone, and water sheeting down is just amazing. Design by Unique Landscapes by Griffin of Arizona.

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A great region-specific guide to selecting foundation plants for the Southwestern landscape. From the Potted shop.

Books: Trees & Shrubs for the Southwest - Potted Los Angeles

I'm shocked at how reasonable these custom outdoor tile tables are. With the right color scheme, they'd look amazing in a Southwest-style landscape. From Potted.

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What a generous, inviting entry. Love the airy plantings and soothing color palette. From Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery of Boxhill Landscape Design.

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Making the Southwest look lush. . . I love these vivid colors! From designer David Cristiani of .

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Deliciously creative use of color in this landscape by designer David Cristiani of .

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