Derived from the Greek word xeros, meaning “dry,” xeriscape design (pronounced “zer-is-caping”) is a type of gardening and landscape design philosophy that uses a minimal amount of water. Hardscape materials, such as gravel, are also applied instead of the common combustible, mulch. Xeriscape design fees are charged by the hour, and I provide an estimated number of hours in the…
Our Approach to Succulent Garden Design
Designing succulent gardens is more art than science. The right mix of colors, textures, shapes and bloom cycles must be selected to create a drought tolerant garden that is beautiful year-round and supports a variety of pollinators. Knowledge of sun tolerance and frost hardiness for each plant is also essential for succulent gardens to thrive and remain low maintenance in our ever-changing climate. Here’s a summary of my approach to new projects.