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Prairie Sky Switch Grass
Blue Palo Verde
Prairie Sky Switch Grass

Common name:Prairie Sky Switch Grass
Botanical name:Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

This perennial grass will grow 2-4' tall and 2-4' wide. It has narrow, deep green and gray green leaves with slender, light flowers that bloom in midsummer.

Blue Palo Verde

Common name:Blue Palo Verde
Botanical name:Parkinsonia floridum

Upright, desert tree to 30' x 30'. Will grow moderately fast with monthly irrigation. Trees bloom profusely in spring with clusters of bright yellow blossoms. Can be drought or cold deciduous. Blooms before Cercidium microphyllum. Branches form erect rounded graceful tree usually low branching. Great nesting for native birds. Native to the Sonoran desert.

Designer: Abescapes

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Water Saving Tip:

Water-wise plants can be beautiful as well as practical.

Ask at your local nursery for the types of plants that have minimal watering needs.

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.