Year-Round Vegetable Gardening in the High Desert

How to Grow Vegetables in the High Desert

The high desert can be very green:  varieties of planting from evergreens to succulents.

high desert landscaping ideas - Bing Images - urn in foreground is the focal point - just love the garden and the colours.

Wind and drought go hand in hand. That's because wind causes plants to lose moisture from their leaves, forcing them to pull up additional sources of water from the soil. Plus, strong winds can even blow your topsoil away. That's why, if you live in a windy location, it's a good idea to add a fence or hedge to protect your landscape. In this exposed California garden, the plants are protected from drying winds by a 6-foot-tall privacy fence.


In many parts of the country, water resources are becoming scarcer. That's why it's a good idea to landscape your home using waterwise techniques. Called xeriscaping, this process will help you have a less thirsty backyard.

Rustic Landscape/Yard with Succulent garden, Desert landscaping, Blue Spruce…

Succulents are great for spaces where you want interesting textures. When you want to pair intriguing textures with colored stones and thoughtful design, succulents are the best answer.

Dry Riverbed Landscaping on Pinterest | High Desert Landscaping ...

If you want to make a dramatic statement in your garden, without a lot of maintenence, a DIY dry creek bed is the way to go. It gives your yard a natural feel, without having.

desert trees

Grape Bubblegum Scented Flowers - Texas Mountain Laurel saw one this morning so blooming late May in S Tx only blooms a couple months though :(

Shelli Walters - "Conversations With Rocks", 16x40,  mixed media, acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas

Rocks on the Oregon High Desert, original landscape painting in mixed media

Shelli Walters - "Conversations With Rocks", 16x40, mixed media, acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas