El Paso Compound Garden 1
Bi-colored Hesperaloe
Bi-colored Hesperaloe

Common name:Bi-colored Hesperaloe
Botanical name:Hesperaloe parviflora 'Duet'

Spectacular accent for desert gardens anywhere. Plants tolerate drought, full sun, reflected heat, and poor soils. Forms rosettes of leaves 4' x 6'. The red and yellow flower stalks emerge in spring and remain on the plant until the end of summer. - Mountain States Nursery


Common name:Rosemary
Botanical name:Rosmarinus officinalis

Evergreen shrub grows quickly to 4' x 6'. They can be grown in a clay pot with well-drained, porous soil in bright indoor light. Its beautiful, slowly trailing stems and shiny slender leaves are perfect for showing off the small light blue flowers that bloom throughout the year, most abundantly in winter and spring. Leaves are aromatic. Native to the Mediterranean.

Designer: Sallie Homan

El Paso Compound Garden 1

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Water Saving Tip:

Remember to check your irrigation system at least once a month, especially your valves, sprinkler heads, and drip emitters.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.