Blue flax is a wonderful low water use plant that works really well with the brown and neutral tones that are commonly used in the Southwest yards and landscapes like in Arizona and Santa Fe. It is a heavy self seeder that produces incredible mass plantings of electric blue color in the garden.

Blue flax is a wonderful low water use plant that works really well with the brown and neutral tones that are commonly used in the Southwest yards and landscapes like in Arizona and Santa Fe. It is a heavy self seeder that produces incredible mass plantings of electric blue color in the garden.

A Santa Fe garden vignette features lavender, buddleia, poppies and other colorful and drought tolerant plants.

A Santa Fe garden vignette features lavender, buddleia, poppies and other colorful and drought tolerant plants.

Blue flax is a wonderful low water use plant that works really well with the brown and neutral tones that are commonly used in the Southwest yards and landscapes like in Arizona and Santa Fe. It is a heavy self seeder that produces incredible mass plantings of electric blue color in the garden.

Blue flax is a wonderful low water use plant that works really well with the brown and neutral tones that are commonly used in the Southwest yards and landscapes like in Arizona and Santa Fe. It is a heavy self seeder that produces incredible mass plantings of electric blue color in the garden.

Low-water plants and gravel paths that widen into patios: Water wise landscape design for southwest and Rocky Mountain areas

Low-water plants and gravel paths that widen into patios: Water wise landscape design for southwest and Rocky Mountain areas

Texas Sage - This is a wonderful plant that not only adds a lot of purple to the landscape but also a neutral tone that goes well with a lot of other desert, southwest, and native plants. Texas sage can get quite large so it works well as a background, border, boundary, and specimen.

Texas Sage - This is a wonderful plant that not only adds a lot of purple to the landscape but also a neutral tone that goes well with a lot of other desert, southwest, and native plants. Texas sage can get quite large so it works well as a background, border, boundary, and specimen.

In the southwest andn Rocky Mountain areas, water wise landscape designs come in all colors and shapes and incorporate a wide range of both nativespecies as well as appropriate adapted plants, ranging from succulents and cacti to endemic penstemons and traditional perennials. Charles Mann's garden in Santa Fe features pensetemons, feather grass and other drought tolerant plants.

In the southwest andn Rocky Mountain areas, water wise landscape designs come in all colors and shapes and incorporate a wide range of both nativespecies as well as appropriate adapted plants, ranging from succulents and cacti to endemic penstemons and traditional perennials. Charles Mann's garden in Santa Fe features pensetemons, feather grass and other drought tolerant plants.

In the southwest andn Rocky Mountain areas, water wise landscape designs come in all colors and shapes and incorporate a wide range of both nativespecies as well as appropriate adapted plants, ranging from succulents and cacti to endemic penstemons and traditional perennials. Mary Ellen Keskimaki created s colorful patchwork of thyme, soapwort, iris and other perennials on her hillside front yard garden in Golden, Colorado.l

In the southwest andn Rocky Mountain areas, water wise landscape designs come in all colors and shapes and incorporate a wide range of both nativespecies as well as appropriate adapted plants, ranging from succulents and cacti to endemic penstemons and traditional perennials. Mary Ellen Keskimaki created s colorful patchwork of thyme, soapwort, iris and other perennials on her hillside front yard garden in Golden, Colorado.l

In the southwest andn Rocky Mountain areas, water wise landscape designs come in all colors and shapes and incorporate a wide range of both nativespecies as well as appropriate adapted plants, ranging from succulents and cacti to endemic penstemons and traditional perennials.  Laura and Time Spear have created a colorful perennial garden in their Colorado Springs compund.

In the southwest andn Rocky Mountain areas, water wise landscape designs come in all colors and shapes and incorporate a wide range of both nativespecies as well as appropriate adapted plants, ranging from succulents and cacti to endemic penstemons and traditional perennials. Laura and Time Spear have created a colorful perennial garden in their Colorado Springs compund.

Verbina flowers  Fast growing, does extremely well in the hot, dry heat of the desert Southwest. Grows quickly and spreads well. Great in containers and hanging baskets. Comes in a variety of colors. Verbina and lantana are our most recomended flowering plants for the Southwest garden.

Verbina flowers Fast growing, does extremely well in the hot, dry heat of the desert Southwest. Grows quickly and spreads well. Great in containers and hanging baskets. Comes in a variety of colors. Verbina and lantana are our most recomended flowering plants for the Southwest garden.

25+ Milkweed Ideas for your Garden- Asclepias asperula is commonly referred to as Antelope horns because of it's horn-shaped seed pods. It is native to the southwest US from California to Texas, which makes it an important milkweed variety for spring returning monarchs across the US. It's a host plant for monarch caterpillars and the unique flowers hold nectar nourishment for adult butterflies.

Find Milkweed Plants and Milkweed Seeds for Monarchs

25+ Milkweed Ideas for your Garden- Asclepias asperula is commonly referred to as Antelope horns because of it's horn-shaped seed pods. It is native to the southwest US from California to Texas, which makes it an important milkweed variety for spring returning monarchs across the US. It's a host plant for monarch caterpillars and the unique flowers hold nectar nourishment for adult butterflies.

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