Planning a new landscape palette for your home can be very time consuming if you are looking for perfect plants. As a rule, there are no very colorful, low debris, low water plants that thrive in the heat of the Phoenix and the cooler winter weather, that don’t have thorns and need very little maintenance. There is always going to need to be a bit of compromise. But there are actually some great options which come close to meeting all of these qualifications and will look great in your yard.
Desert Landscape Can Be Beautiful
Most homeowners, even those in Phoenix, cringe when they hear the term desert landscape. It congers up an image of dust, dirt, rock and a lot of thorns. In short, it is not what anyone wants to use to create their UNIQUE outdoor living space. But having an open mind and investing just a little bit of time can open your eyes to a great plant palette that offers beauty, color and texture variations without a lot of mess to clean up or the need to be pruning, trimming and thinning on a regular basis. And as an added bonus, all of these plants require little or no supplemental watering and will look great throughout the year. [Read more…]