SHOPPING FOR A SMART IRRIGATION SYSTEM?
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More than ever before, homeowners are making decisions about their landscapes that extend beyond aesthetic considerations and factor in environmentally-friendly practices. For many, one of the prime considerations is finding ways to minimize water usage. Check out this gallery of plants that are pleasing on the eye and pleasing on your water bill.
Green, licorice-scented leaves reach 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide. This perennial has purple-blue summer flowers that hummingbirds love.
A slow-growing native Mexican cactus covered in golden spines. This plants reaches 4 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide. Small yellow flowers top the plant in summer.
Soft silver foliage covers these shrubs as they reach 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet tall. Their thin stems have violet flowers that bloom from spring to fall.
Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain'
With pink and orange blooms and evergreen foliage, the Sunset Strain reaches a foot high and 10 inches wide. This is a great plant to include in rock gardens, but needs excellent drainage.
This grass has wispy green blades that form clumps reaching 2 feet tall and wide. In the summer, a yellow flower blooms.
Purple-blue flower spikes grow from aromatic gray-green foliage in early summer. This sage grows 3 to 5 feet tall, and 5 to 8 feet wide.
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'
Short yellow leaves grow on stems up to 6 inches tall. This succulent spreads freely, making it a great groundcover or filler between other plant.
Sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’
This low groundcover has tiny blue-green leaves form tight rosettes on trailing stems.
Sedum spurium 'Voodoo'
Small, rounded burgundy leaves cover this low-growing, quick-spreading succulent. Tiny red flowers bloom in summer.
With gray-green, pink-tipped rosettes from 2 to 5 inches across, this plant grows into clumps spanning 2 feet or more. Red flowers shoot from thin, 2-foot-tall stems.