Sunday, December 14, 2014

Day 15

What do you think? Would you do the same? I'm going to wait and see how it looks when it grows in. Our other neighbor did something similar, and it grew in to look a little scraggly.


  1. I think it's hard to go full-out native/xeriscape. These plants are pretty scraggly much of the time. But I applaud any efforts.

  2. Not to be preachy.... it may look a little scraggly, but considering the water conditions in the Western US its probably a sacrifice worth making. Its bad, real bad and so far no one is willing to make the hard choices. There was an excellent article in National Geographic on it in the last two months. The one with the dinosaur on the cover. To paraphrase House Stark, Desertification is coming.


  3. I would LOVE to do the same thing to our yard. We don't water very much because we just don't care that our grass isn't perfectly green all the time (and it saves money). I hate having to deal with the maintenance and upkeep. If I could rip up the sod and replace it with cacti and succulents, I would do it in a heartbeat. That's a project that's got to be saved up for though...

  4. I would do xeriscaping over conventional water-hogging landscaping any day. That said, if done properly, you can have a beautiful yard. I lived in Albuquerque for a year and loved walking through neighborhoods and looking at all the ways you can landscape with rock (picture a two-tone spiral feature created with palm-sized cobble). There were plants as well, though granted the local vegetation was mostly cacti. Creativity is certainly a must in a successful xeriscape.


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