Desert Gardening and Landscaping

The desert shrubs are known for vivid coloring, easy planting and caring requirements, and green environment in the garden premises. There are shrubs that grow in desert regions that are not the typical desert plants. The viburnum shrub is great inclusion in the desert garden landscape area. Offering extended foliage, versatility, and convenient growth habits; these are often treasured plants in the garden. They are widely recognized for magnificent aromatic flowers and bright color fruits that are highly favorable for attracting wildlife to your home garden. With over 150 species to choose, you have plethora of them including the Japanese Snowball Viburnum, Old Fashioned Snowball, and the evergreen shrub Pragense (Prague Viburnum).

One of the most beautiful desert plants is the Succulent species is the Delosperma or Iceplant with its glimmering flowers. These plants grow about 6 to 8 inches tall and are spreaders. Other succulent plants include sedum. There are creeping sedum used as ground covers and upright garden sedum plants. Creeping sedums are mostly evergreen plants while the taller growing garden sedums act more as perennials.

The Yucca species and cultivars in North America are in the growth range of USDA Hardiness Zone of 4-10. These species are highly appreciated for distinct appearance, extending colorful plant life, and vertically stalked flowers, boasting over extreme weather conditions. Yucca plants can survive drought and high temperature conditions to retain long years of survival. Yucca Color Guard is a newer yucca cultivar that is smaller in size and perfect for small yards.

Characterized with sword-shaped leaves and sharp tips, the leaves of Yucca species are very interesting and vary from one to another in terms of margin colors. There are curly margins of the leaf filaments. The color of the margins in Variegata is white, Bright edge and Goden edge is yellow and so on. The golden sword has leaves with beautiful yellow centers. The flowers of the Yucca species are recognized by bell shaped appearance having lighter shades of creamy white to light yellow.

Starting with the inexpensive methods is a great idea for a trial period. Succulent plants are great for cultivating in small pots. The winters are very crucial for your garden desert plant species with stressful consequences. During this period, the plants require waterproof covering to prevent contact with direct snowfall. With simple care measures you can prevent adversities and protect your existing desert garden plants.