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Like Boules, Manzanilla also has a La Contra wine shop in its xeriscape courtyard, albeit a miniature version, no larger than a tool shed.
In the xeriscape yard, a saltwater swimming pool and outdoor shower ensure the best of desert living, while the property’s southern site offers panoramic mountain views.
Our extensive succulent and xeriscape area never needs watering, but flowers through the year.
Figs require generous amounts of water for maximum production but can survive in a xeriscape landscape.
Helix is also one of several partners that help fund The Water Conservation Garden, a xeriscape demonstration garden adjacent to Cuyamaca College that displays drought-tolerant landscaping and offers water-saving ideas.
Bob Booth Special to the Star-Telegram Diane Fuhrmeister pulls Henbit weeds from the xeriscape at Bear Creek Park.
New communities generally use drought-tolerant landscaping, and lawns are giving way to low-water-use xeriscapes.
Bob Booth Special to the Star-Telegram Joan Thuener and Sarah Harbaugh finish up their work at the xeriscape at Bear Creek Park.
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Did You Know?
Xēros is the Greek word for "dry" that is the base for a handful of English words related to mainly dry printing ("xerography") and dry, or xerophilous, habitats and their plants. In the early 1980s, the Greek adjective was used to name a type of landscaping practiced primarily in the arid western regions of the United States. (The Water Department of Denver, Colorado, is credited with the word's coinage.) "Xeriscape," as it is called, uses plants that require little water and techniques that efficiently use water and reduce evaporation.
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