Gardening in Dry Climates
Gardening in dry climates requires special gardening techniques. However it's possible to have a lush and beautiful garden, once you know how. This guide to dry-country gardening provides tips for growing a variety of landscape plants and gardens in areas with alkaline soil, strong winds, temperature extremes, and little water.
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30 feet 40 feet tall Adaptation Description Culture alkaline Apr-June areas arid West bark best with occasional blue Botanical Name Common branches California California fuchsia Callistemon citrinus Cercis occidentalis citrus clusters cold color Common Name Adaptation Cotoneaster cultivars dark green Deciduous desert drainage drip system drought and heat drought but best drought tolerant emitters Evergreen Evergreen shrub fall Fallugia paradoxa fast growing fertilizer flowers in spring foliage fruit Full sun fungus Gaillardia X grandiflora garden grasses green leaves ground cover growth inches tall Lantana lavender lawn Ligustrum lucidum low chill Mar-Apr Mar-July Mar-May May-June May-June mesoclimate microclimates mulch Name Adaptation Description Name Common Name native plants Occasional deep irrigation orange palo verde perennials Prune rainfall roundheaded salt air Seeds shade shrub species Zones summer tall and wide temperatures Texas root rot Tolerant of drought tolerates heat trunk vegetable vine weeds western wind winter sun xeriscape yellow flowers