Monday, November 8, 2010


Here are some of the suggested trees for my yard:

Flowering Pear (we planted one of these in our front yard in 'bama)
Vanderwolf Pine

Canada Red Chokecherry
Bur Oak
White Fir

Canyon Maple

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Landscaping Ideas - Xeriscape

I am really interested in doing landscaping that makes sense for the desert, mountain area in which I live. For lack of a better place to catalog my collection of sites and pictures, I'm re-purposing this site.
I took this picture of a yard in my area that I just love. I wish it had more color but other than that, I love the use of rocks and mulch and evergreens and grasses. My front yard will be virtually flat so I'll have to figure out how to build it up in places and create the look I want.

I really like this one. It is mature and mine won't look this filled in for a few years, but this is definitely the look I'd like to shoot for.

I really like the use of color and texture in this no-turf option here.
I really like the idea of no water/no mow lawns/grasses as found here.

A little too much desert, but I like the use  of grasses here.