Thursday, September 29, 2011

Alphabe~Thursday “X” is for Xeriscaping


Xeriscaping refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water from irrigation. Beautiful examples of xeriscaping can be seen everywhere in the desert.

 
You can check out other things that start with the letter “X” by visiting Jenny Matlock’s blog (off on my tangent). You can get there by clicking on this link: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/09/alphabe-thursdays-letter-x.html




Thanks for stopping by! ~Ames

24 comments:

jfb57 said...

How interesting! I didn't know that! Thanks for my lesson today A!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Great X word! After this years drought in Texas, my yard is definately XXXXed out and ready for XXXXXscraping...I mean XXXXXscalping...I mean it looks like XXXX#%^&*t!!!!

Cathy Kennedy said...

What an interesting X word. This is something we don't have to worry with in the east, I don't think. However, I'm not much of a gardener even though I do enjoy flowers. I have to plant things that can fend for themselves pretty much or else they die. I enjoy the contrast of your the southwest landscape to ours - truly beautiful in its own way.

Today’s post…
X is for

Have a good Thursday!
Cathy Kennedy,
Children's Author, “The Tale of Ole Green Eyes”

lissa said...

xeriscaping - great X word. haven't even thought of it, alright, I never heard of it until you mention it. great alphabe-thursday.

have a sweet dya.

lissa said...

oops, I meant, 'have a sweet day'

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What pretty yard! I have hedges that so need me to xeriscape them.

Jo said...

Ames,beautiful landscapes and, "hardly no water required".
~Jo

Sue said...

Never heard of this, but it intrigues me. Sounds like a good idea even out of the desert, just to conserve!

=)

H said...

This is a totally new word for me!

Unfortunately, it may be a little long to use in Scrabble.

Also, living in the UK means any xeriscaping I try is likely to be covered in puddles for a significant percentage of the year.

Even so, great post!!

Gattina said...

Never heard this word Xeriscaping ! I learn every day through blogging, lol !

Judie said...

Good choice, Ames! I don't know why I didn't think of that!!!

Nonna Beach said...

Brilliant Ames !
We need to redo our front yard into xeriscaping one of these days...it is so pretty when you use native plants to conserve water and make upkeep easy !

Bookie said...

Like I just said on your moon post, I am so far behind! These are great pictures and a look so good for something trying to be minimal and wise for the eartH!

upinthecosmos said...

Oooo, a new word & great pictures.... SCORE!! Great post:-)

Dazee Dreamer said...

Nice. I love a good Xeriscaping. Now, the bad ones. Yikes.

Amanda said...

If Xeriscaping isn't a trend it should be. Anything to save water.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

This is actually my favorite X word. Glad to see someone use it this week!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, what a great X word--I never heard it before and this is brilliant!!!

XO
Cindy

Pondside said...

There's lots of interest in xeriscaping on the Island. It rains buckets all winter, but then because it's just a big rock, the water all rolls into the ocean, the rain stops and within a month we're on water restrictions - hardly seems fair!

Birgit said...

Hi Ames,

What a great X word -- just perfect! :) Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog now and then -- so very much appreciated! :)

Greetings from Germany,
Birgit

Eliza Wynn said...

Great "X" post!

Jenny said...

When I took the Master Gardener classes here they spent a lot of time on this style of landscape design.

We live in an older area of town with flood irrigation. Many of the newer areas use this type of landscaping to save on water costs, etc.

I can't believe I didn't think of this word. Silly me.

Thanks for an Xcellent link!

A+

Our Village is a Little Different said...

We're so waterlogged in NY that I want to jump right into those beautiful photos. I'm definitely looking forward ot a desert retirement, and lots of beautiful Xeriscaping. ;)
-Catherine

Ianroniel Baluyut said...

It is one of the best way to have a beautiful garden even without spending much time and money especially in paying water bills.

Littleton Xeriscape