Content tagged "residential landscape areas"

Plants for Water Wise Pollinator Gardens: Catmint (Nepeta faassinii and hybrids) N. x faassenii, N. mussinii

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 14, 2013

Bee feeding on  Catmint nectar Photo credit: skittledog Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Mature Catmint plant Photo credit: Elsa Spezio Flickr CC BY-SA...

Plants for the Water Wise Pollinator Garden: Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 14, 2013

Bee visiting Purple coneflower Photo credit: BlueRidgeKitties Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Mass of Purple coneflower Photo credit: Jordan Meeter Flickr CC...

Plants for Water Wise Pollinator Gardens: Threadleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata)

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 14, 2013

Eastern tailed blue butterfly (Everes comyntas) Photo credit: Lisa Brown Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0Threadleaf tickseed (coreopsis)Photo source: squeakychu...

Plants for Water Wise Pollinator Gardens: Orange Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 14, 2013

Butterflies visiting Orange Butterfly Weed flowers Photo credit: Al_HikesAZ FLickr CC BY-NC 2.0Orange Butterfly Weed Photo credit: Anthony Zukoff...

Plants for Water Wise Pollinator Gardens: Hummingbird Mint (Agastache cana)

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 14, 2013

Mint Family (Lamiaceae)  Texas hummingbird mint, Bubblegum mint Hyssop, Double bubblemint, Wild hyssop, Mosquito plant, Mexican hyssop, Licorice...

Plants for Water Wise Pollinator Gardens: Blanket Flower (Gaillardia species)

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 14, 2013

     Aster or composite family. (Asteraceae or Compositae)  Blanket flower, Gaillardia, Firewheel (annual), Indian blanket (annual)Bee visiting Blanket...

Water Conservation in the Home Orchard

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 14, 2013

Practicing water conservation isn’t just for the ornamental landscaper; commercial as well as home orchards can also be water wise and water...

Water-Wise Knot Gardens

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 11, 2013

Knot gardens are very formal designs that were popular in England and France in the 17th Century. Herbs were traditionally used for many knot gardens. Low...

Water-Wise Shade Areas

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 11, 2013

Perennial coral bells (Heuchera sp.) come in a variety of leaf and flower colors for the shade garden.  Photo credit: KingsbraeGarden Flickr CC BY-NC-SA...

Making an Entryway Water-Wise

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 08, 2013

These identical houses could stand apart from each other with additional shrubs and bedding plants to accent and individualize the front entries. Photo...

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