Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Southwest Garden

What grows well in a Southwest garden? 
  • Weeds
  • Cacti
  • Roses
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Sedum
Those are the things that grow best in my Southwest gardens. Weeds are literally a pain. You'd think with tennis shoes and socks, your feet would be protected from the prickly things. I can't walk in the yard without getting stuck by them. The smart thing to do in the desert is utilize rock for landscaping with the plastic underneath so the weeds won't grow. As my husband and I continue the plans for our cottage cabin remodeling, one priority is to landscape with plenty of rocks because we have an abundance of weeds.
It amazes me, however, how roses thrive in our desert along with lavender and rosemary. Not only are they beautiful but also give a sweet garden aroma. Sedum is another favorite of mine, a small pink and green desert thriving plant that makes a good garden filler. Combine these flowers and plants, add some red mulch, and you've created a colorful Southwest garden.
One of my favorite photos I took recently. I call it my yellow and pink toes cactus. Notice those impossible weeds nearby.




Pink Rose
My little rosemary and lavender plants in the beginning of my rock garden.
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HolleyGarden said...

Ouch! It must hurt to weed around your cacti! Although, it is beautiful blooming, and so structural. Funny how weeds can grow anywhere!

Karen said...

wow, I love your pink toes cactus! they're all beautiful!

Dayle said...

I love the cactus with pink toes!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You are making me homesick for Scottsdale, AZ! Lovely photos. I did plant sedum in a couple of pots. I am visiting from Cottage Flora Thursday.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your Beautiful Cacti and the lovely colors. I have a home in Teaxs also. Im your newest follower on your lovely Blog. I hope you can come see my Tablescapes. I hope you have a Great 4th with your lovely family.
XXOO Diane

Lori said...

Love the first thing on your list weeds! I am trying cactus for the first time this year. Thanks for visiting, enjoy your lemonade!

Fishtail Cottage said...

What fabulous much pretty color & unique green to them. Thank you so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's at Fishtail Cottage! xoxo, tracie

JudyBug said...

So beautiful! Here in LA, we just don't see blooming cactus. I had no idea it was so gorgeous!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh how absolutely lovely everything is! LOL I didn't even know Sedum HAD flowers -- guess that speaks to either our crummy climate or my black thumb! Yours are so pretty and I love the yellow and orange-y pink toes!

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