After #2 final photo!: Steer clear of thirsty plants... Bold succulents—agaves, aloes & aeonium—give Brooke’s garden the tropical foliage she wanted without the heavy water requirements. There’s also a lot less lawn to be irrigated now—she left just enough grass to spread out a blanket.

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After final photo!: Steer clear of thirsty plants. Bold succulents—agaves, aloes & aeonium—give Brooke’s garden the tropical foliage she wanted without the heavy water requirements. There’s also a lot less lawn to be irrigated now—she left just en.

Xeriscaping – landscape (an area) in a style which requires little or no irrigation. Xeriscaping is a water conservation concept that originated in Colorado and now spreading across the United States. The term Xeriscape is a combination of two Greek words – xeros meaning dry, and scape meaning view. It is not the same as “zero-scaping”, [...]

Xeriscaping, Drought Tolerant Land Cover

combining texture, shape, colour - Native Agave Garden "native to the southern and western United States, Mexico and central and tropical South America"

Standing on the banks of a 19th-century irrigation ditch deep in Kauai’s tropical interior, I strap on a yellow tactical helmet and slide on a pair of protective work gloves. I have already slathered on a thick layer of sunscreen, sprayed myself with bug repellent, and initialed and signed the release form. I’m now staring down at the greenish water swirling along the old Lihue Plantation ditch line and there’s just one thing left to do: Hop on an inner tube, channel my inner Indiana Jones…

Standing on the banks of a irrigation ditch deep in Kauai’s tropical interior, I strap on a yellow tactical helmet and slide on a pair of protective work gloves. I have already slathered on a thick layer of sunscreen, sprayed myself with bug

This project is a good example of a California Friendly garden that we would categorize as Arid Tropical. The larger plantings are established palms and subtropicals, while the middle and lower layers are a tapestry of Agaves, Aeoniums, Echeveria and Senecio. Irrigation is customized to keep the moderately thirsty subtropicals happy while denying water to the others.  http://rogersgardenslandscape.com/

This project is a good example of a California Friendly garden that we would categorize as Arid Tropical. The larger plantings are established palms and.

Succulant Garden - if we ever live in a desert, I'm filling my yard with things like these. Adds green.

When Life Hands You Lemons

12 Steps How To Build a Cozy 1720sqft Solar Powered Shipping Container Cabin with Living Roof | Off Grid World

12 Steps How To Build a Cozy Solar Powered Shipping Container Cabin with Living Roof - Off Grid World

Native Agave #Garden "native to the southern and western United States, Mexico and central and tropical South America"

Native Agave Garden "native to the southern and western United States, Mexico and central and tropical South America"

The Hope Tree is a large tree-shaped device that absorbs moisture from the air to supply drinking water.

Thirst-Quenching Trees: Designed for use in tropical desert areas of Africa and the Americas where temperatures vary greatly between day and night, the Hope Tree is a large tree-shaped device that absorbs moisture from the air to supply drinking water.

Irrigation Flumes, Big Island, Hawaii

These amazing fairy sculptures were inspired by a real-life encounter

I seen one like this on the big island in Hawaii - Amazing Canal Water Slide Bali, Indonesia

While technology can be viewed as a mixed success in many areas of modern living, it has wrought an unqualified success with lawn sprinkler systems in yard landscape designs. These systems have taken over the drudgery of watering a lawn: no more watching the clock and dragging hoses around and forgetting to turn off the water.

Safeguarding your landscaping investment is a long-term responsibility and begins with a quality sprinkler system installation as offered by Exterior Worlds. Our high-grade sprinkler systems feature several different head types:

Gardens , Flowers, Plants and Yard Ideas | A Collection of Photos gardenpicsandtips.com

14 TIPS AND TRICKS FROM A MASTER GARDENER

Beautiful Hawaii -Amazing Tropical Adventure.  Irrigation canal tubing on Kaua'i

{Kauai, Hawaii} Canal tubing in Hawaii by Kauai Backcountry Adventures - Tubing through the old Lihue Plantation lands.

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