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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tulips In The Xeriscape - Spring Color!
I saw this garden in Salt Lake City the other day. I couldn't help but notice the excellent combination of xeric Utah native plants (I see Ephedra and Sagebrush) and bold clumps of flowering tulips. Spring bulbs like tulips and daffodils are water wise, so you can plant them with other water wise plants and they will survive. They provide a nice burst of color in the spring just as the native perennials and shrubs are leafing out. Gorgeous combination and contrast!
Tulips add color to the xeriscape - Ephedra viridis
Tulips incorporated into Xeriscape with Utah native plants - Ephedra and Sagebrush