Enjoy Nature's Beauty while Preserving
Natural Gardening with Waterwise Xeric Plants
We specialize in drought tolerant waterwise xeric perennials and other plants that need very little or no extra water once established. With the widespread awareness of environmentally conscious practices and water conservation, the use of drought tolerant plants and organic fertilizers has now spread nationwide from the desert gardens of the Southwest.
Xeriscaping is a method of landscape design that not only makes gardening easier in dry climates because of the plants' drought tolerance, but preserves nature's resources by using less water while still providing a lush garden of native blooming flowers and foliage.
We have spent years developing our line of unusual and exclusive garden tested plants that thrive in most zones across the country. Our hardy perennials, bulbs, cacti, succulents, ornamental grasses and shrubs ship right from our greenhouses to your doorstep ready to plant in your garden.
Our xeric plant collection allows you to create a waterwise garden with continuous blooms from Spring through Fall. The fragrant and colorful blossoms and foliage on our flowering xeric plants, such as Lavender, Penstemon and Agastache replenish nature's resources and provide food and shelter for nature's creatures - bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.
Our Chief Horticulturist, David Salman, is a recognized expert in the field of waterwise western gardening and landscaping, and is a sought-after speaker on these subjects nationwide. In 2008, David Salman was a distinguished recipient of the AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY's 2008 Great American Gardeners Award.
The Sedum: Showy Succulents for Late Season Color and Winter Interest
Sedum add great interest to a Winter garden
Sedum, commonly known as stonecrop, is a group of succulent plants native across much of the Northern Hemisphere. They are excellent garden plants because they are:
- Waterwise and cold hardy
- Colorful with flowers in shades of pink, white and yellow
- Excellent for fall and winter interest with their ornamental seed heads
- A favorite of insect pollinators like bees and butterflies
The stonecrops are very versatile with different varieties that can be used as durable, evergreen groundcovers or taller specimens in the perennial border. The larger growers are known as the Tall Sedum and may be a little less familiar to folks than the groundcover types (which have been used extensively for many years). The Tall Sedums typically bloom from mid-summer into early fall. And their architecturally interesting seed heads should be left standing over the winter months to catch the morning frost or snow like tidy ‘snow toadstools’. And the Tall Stonecrops provide pleasing contrast with the finely textured ornamental grasses that also grace the winter garden.