Corrente

If you have "no place to go," come here!

xeriscape

twig's picture

Plantidote of the Day 2013-02-21

twig's picture

Plantidote of the Day 2012-06-22

succulents

Assorted succulents in xeriscape

It takes a lot of water to keep the standard issue lawn green, especially here in Zone 10, aka the desert southwest. So the hip, socially responsible thing to do -- right after you buy a Prius -- is to kill your lawn and install low-water plants -- cacti, succulents, trees and grasses that can survive in dry climates without regular watering. Sometimes they're local, native plants, but not always. Read below the fold...

twig's picture

Plantidote of the Day 2012-06-20

aeonium

Aeonium decorum 'Sunburst'

Aeonium

Much more impressive in person, maybe because it's bigger than typical garden succulents. This one, for example, is about 12" across, and its stem (trunk?) is probably more than a foot high. Even people who aren't into succulents seem to be impressed by the larger varieties. Read below the fold...

twig's picture

Plantidote of the Day 2011-10-20

Spanish bayonet in bloom

Yucca aloifolia

Spanish bayonet

A week after posting the first image of this yucca starting to bloom, here's where it's at. Kind of looks like a gigantic lily of the valley. (Each of those flowers is about the size of an egg!) Read below the fold...

twig's picture

Plantidote of the Day 2011-10-13: Bonus Edition!

Spanish bayonet

Yucca aloifolia

Spanish bayonet

This is a "bud" on a yucca that's never bloomed before. Since it's just starting to open -- and opening one of these flowers is a longer, slower process than most plants -- I thought it might be fun to show it in various stages. This is Day One, which is actually the first day I noticed it had a bud. Eventually, this little bud will be several feet long and spectacular! Stay tuned ...

******************************* Read below the fold...

twig's picture

Plantidote of the Day 2011-08-22

thread-leaf agave

Agave filifera

Thread-leaf agave

One of the smaller members of the agave family, thread-leaf agave's rosettes are only about 2 feet wide. Occasionally, the plants bloom, sending up six to ten foot tall stalks covered with flowers that more than make up for the plant's modest size. Read below the fold...

Subscribe to RSS - xeriscape
Turlock