Have you ever taken out an area of grass and added plants in its place?
I have – numerous times.
My past was filled with grass – acres and acres of it, when I worked as a horticulturist for golf courses. Nothing made me happier then when areas of grass were being removed and I was able to design a new landscape area.
|Desert Ruellia (Ruellia peninsularis)|
|Chuparosa (Justicia californica)|
Chuparosa explodes with color off an on throughout the year, attracting every hummingbird in the neighborhood. It does well in full sun or filtered shade.
|Desert Spoon (Dasylirion wheeler)|
|Santa-Rita Purple Prickly Pear (Opuntia santa-rita)|
|Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata)|
|Firecracker Penstemon (Penstemon eatoni)|
|Bursage (Ambrosia deltoidea)|
|Example of bursage use in a natural desert landscape planting.|