I have been dreaming of converting our backyard into a beautiful, low-maintenance desert landscape.
Right now, it has a large area of grass surrounded by large, flowering shrubs against the wall. I would have loved to have taken out the grass years ago, but my husband and son protested since they would throw the football back and forth each evening before dinner.
|Red flowering Chuparosa, growing underneath native mesquite and foothills palo verde trees. A hedgehog cactus grows by a large boulder. Mexican bird-of-paradise, trained as trees are growing in the background.|
|Goodding’s verbena, chuparosa and brittlebush blooming with creosote bush in the background.|
|Desert ruellia provides an attractive background for golden barrel cacti. This area needs to be pruned once every 2 years.|
|Young palo verde tree with potted artichoke agave.|