Want a garden that is attractive AND easy to care for?
Consider xeriscaping with cactus, succulents, grasses, bulbs (yes bulbs!) and
other drought tolerant plants.
these types of gardens are usually thought of as belonging to the desert not the
delta, the extremes of hot and cold temperature are similar in both
places. In addition, these plants
actually prefer poor soil conditions and don’t require soil amendments and
constant fertilizing, although good drainage is essential to prevent root rot. Memphis humidity is generally not a problem
for these plants as it is with so many of our garden shrubs and perennials.
it is possible to design with diverse textures, a wide range of colors, and
interesting sculptural effects.
The next time you visit the Memphis Botanic
Garden, check out our Desert Garden, located in the Parking Lot
(yes the Parking Lot,) which receives no irrigation and requires very little
attention from the horticultural staff. This display contains a wide variety of plants
you may wish to consider for your home or business.