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the art of gardening in a hot dry climate
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In the photo, above, silvery
green Helichrysum cascades over the edge. Gigantic agaves
and large Flax (Phormium) add drama. In summer the
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) trees provide
shade and white flowers to this predominantly gray-green
narrow landscape at the side of a building. All the plants
need little water and they visually break up the building's blank
wall has been faced with brick and the area behind
it filled with drought-tolerant plants which can
survive some neglect.
-- whether they are made of poured concrete,
concrete blocks, or stacked railroad ties--are often the
most unloved features in a landscape.
The job of these one-sided walls is to hold the earth back and
keep it from crumbling or crashing into a walk, a
driveway, a street, or a backyard.
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1. Flowering plants that reliably bloom in scorching mid-summer heat.
2. Australian plants and trees that grow well in hot, dry climates.
3. Weather-proofing palms for winter; cold weather palm trees.
A white garden for night time
Topiary can be easy to create
and add charm to your garden.
6. Techniques to combat death by heat exhaustion of plants in pots.
7. Cactus as security barriers
for your property.
South African aloes for
brilliant late winter color in your garden.
Frugal gardening tips to save you money.
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