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February 26, 2021

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Local Xeriscape Gardens

November 23, 2020

Local Xeriscape Gardens Demonstrate What You Can Do Grab your mask, pack some snacks, and get inspired! If you’re planning on revamping your landscape this winter, one of the best design resource is your local xeriscape demonstration garden. They provide practical, first-hand examples of plants and plant combinations. Many of the gardens also have shady places to enjoy a picnic […]

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See Desert Plants in Action at a Demo Garden

December 11, 2013

[…] sustainable landscapes of the future will depend on the uncommon beauty and tenacity of our remarkable desert plants. A wonderful place to see desert plants in action is at a Xeriscape demonstration garden, and there are many to choose from across the valley. The City of Sc0ttsdale invites you to visit the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park where you can see […]

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PLANT OF THE MONTH: LEUCOPHYLLUM OR TEXAS SAGE

August 30, 2016

[…] the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Learn more about these and other great desert plants at the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert plant database or see our previously featured Plant of the Month blogs. https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pl_Texas-Sage-Compact-From-Scottsdale-demo-garden-Bill-C-scaled.jpg pl_Texas Sage Compact From Scottsdale demo garden Bill C https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pl_Texas-Sage-Green-Cloud-From-Scottsdale-demo-garden-Bill-C-scaled.jpg Green Cloud Sage. Photo: Bill Casenhiser https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pl_leucophyllum_candidum2-203×300.jpg pl_leucophyllum_candidum2 https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pl_leucophyllum_laevigatum2-300×199.jpg Chihuahuan Sage: Photo: Steve Priebe

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HOW TO INSTALL YOUR XERISCAPE LANDSCAPE | PART 7 OF 10

November 22, 2016

[…] All the local helpful resources on our Rainwater Harvesting resource page. If you missed Episodes 1 through 6 of our series, visit our Drab to Fab page to meet our winner and watch as she begins the processes of transforming her yard from Drab to Fabulous!       https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Trenching-irrigation-line.jpg trenching-irrigation-line https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pl_Texas-Sage-Compact-From-Scottsdale-demo-garden-Bill-C-scaled.jpg pl_Texas Sage Compact From Scottsdale demo garden Bill C

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PLANT OF THE MONTH: PROSOPIS MESQUITE

June 19, 2015

[…] Screwbean mesquite, in this University of Arizona publication, Mesquite and Palo Verde Trees for the Urban Landscape. This feature is based on a concept and text originally developed jointly by the Arizona Nursery Association and the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) with partial funding from the Arizona Department of Water Resources. https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pl_mesquite-at-MCC-demo-garden-scaled.jpg pl_mesquite at MCC demo garden https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pl_mesquite_chilensis-1024×768.jpg https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pl_mesquite_pods-1-300×225.jpg pl_mesquite_pods

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WAYS TO KEEP YOUR IRRIGATION SYSTEM EFFICIENT. WE ASKED OUR WATER GURU!

November 6, 2018

[…] 20 Water – Use It Wisely partners that offer water-saving advice and programs. Rachio smart irrigation controller installed on a house. https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/rachio_smart_controller-e1537475978198-scaled.jpg Irrigation System: Rachio Smart Irrigation Controller https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Green-and-Yellow-Photo-Quotes-Fall-Twitter-Post-1.png The Texas Sage explodes in a burst of color with the onset of the monsoon season, thereby earning it the nickname, Barometer Plant. https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pl_Texas-Sage-Compact-From-Scottsdale-demo-garden-Bill-C-scaled.jpg Irrigation System: Texas Sage covered in purple flowers.

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