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”, where you could fill the land with plants, sand, gravel and rocks. This style purely focuses on greenery. The goal is to create a garden and conserve water or even eliminate the need for supplemental water from irrigation.
A quick google search led to all these jaw-dropping images – and the links below have more information on each garden. Xeriscaping can be designed with any plants that require less water. The landscape need not be filled with just succulents or cactus. I’ve seen drought tolerant land covers designed with flowers. This collection focusses on enormous succulents!
As you look down, you will be amazed how well these landscapes are designed with plants that will not die!