The Desert and Plants


If you live in a biome desert climate, which can be a hot arid climate, then your desert landscape design is going to take a little more planning than other parts of the country. A desert biome landscape will have to work with a plan that includes only drought resistant plants and flowers along with dry climate trees. There is no point in planting something if it cannot sustain itself afterwards. One other type of desert biome landscape to consider is desert hardscape. This is the use of rocks, stones and brick. Take some time with your desert landscaping ideas and make sure that you have done everything suited to the deserts climate.

You could spend the money on a do it yourself irrigation system, it would be money well spent but quite time consuming. A better and much simpler desert landscaping ideas would to include arid climate plants that will thrive even in the hot sun all day.

What makes arid climate plants so great is that not only will these plants do well in the hot sun they will also be able to thrive in poor quality soil. This is a much-needed quality because biome deserts have so much sun that they tend to have poor deserts soil as well. So in essence you are killing two birds with one stone as they say.

Here are a few wonderful biome desert plants that you can use in your desert landscape design:

Dark Knight Caryopteris
These are deciduous shrub bushes; they will grow back each and every spring. It will always come back healthy and happy. This makes it perfect for a desert landscape design. They are not tiny drought resistant flowering plants, they can grow to be anywhere between 3 and 4 feet high with a width of about 2 feet. This is a lovely plant to use in your desert biome landscape because the plant has water-storing leaves. Butterflies and bumblebees pollinate the longwood flowers. They are not only beautiful biome desert plants with their pretty blue flower clusters and silver foliage, they are also quite fragrant.

Autumn Joy Sedum
The sedum Autumn Joy plant is a wonderful perennial that you can plant in a biome desert location. With this choice you will have great leaves in pretty whorls. These leaves can be of any number of different colors and can be bought to go with any desert landscape design. The Autumn Joy Sedum is the ultimate for your desert landscape design because it can grow in your desert rock landscaping with ease. This is one of the more common plants in the desert. These lovely drought resistant flowering plants also have a unique and interesting flower unlike any other I have ever seen. The small flowers grow in clusters and they can be a few different colors and shades. The most common are yellow, orange and red and pink. If you make these desert region plants part of your backyard desert, then you will have butterflies for the garden all the time. Besides, a butterfly and humming bird garden make such lovely entertainment all on their very own.



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Kali Winters is a gardening enthusiast and author who spends much of her time teaching others how to setup and maintain beautiful, amazing gardens. Her latest book, “Holistic Herbs~A Beginners Guide to Herbal Gardening” is available Here!

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