珊瑚泉灌木

当人们想到沙漠花园的样子时,脑海中会浮现出什么? 也许,看到许多棕色的石头和一两个仙人掌?

While you can settle for rocks and some cacti, BUT the truth is, we can have so much more! 想象一个充满彩虹色彩的风景——红色的阴影, 橙色, 紫色的, 粉红色, 和黄色.

我将与你分享8种色彩丰富的植物,你会发现在我的沙漠花园. 它们都是五颜六色的,在炎热干燥的气候中茁壮成长:

叶子花属, 叶子花属“芭芭拉喀斯特”

九重葛是花园里最鲜艳的颜色. 它在推荐十大正规网赌平台干燥炎热的气候中茁壮成长,在春天和秋天开花. 破纪录的高温丝毫不会影响它. It is a great choice for covering a bare block wall and can handle those challenging west-facing exposures. 为了最大限度的开花,它们需要充分的日照. 对于那些不喜欢凌乱的花朵的人, 你可以选择矮品种或种植在一个大花盆, 这将限制它的规模.

耐寒到20华氏度. 植物在充足的阳光下为最佳开花.

珊瑚喷泉- - - - - - Russelia equisetiformis

Often referred to as Firecracker Bush, this tropical beauty has a lovely cascading 成长th habit. 拱形的茎会开出橙色/红色的管状花,让蜂鸟高兴. 花期从春天到秋天. 这种灌木需要一两年的时间才能真正生长起来, 但等待是值得的——我喜欢以3到5人为一组. 它也是一个很好的选择添加到大的容器-特别是蓝色的!

耐寒到10华氏度. 日照充足的植物.

爆竹Penstemon - Penstemon eatoni

冬天的色彩在沙漠花园中常常是缺乏的. 然而,有许多植物在冬天提供颜色. This western native is my favorite during winter and spring in my front garden when it burst forth with brilliant 橙色/red blooms. Hummingbirds really enjoy the blooms as there aren’t many other 植物s for them to feed from this time of year. Prune off spent flowering stalks once the flowers begin to drop and you may get another flush of blooms to extend the season. 在盒装商店里很难找到爆竹盆,但是 当地托儿所 通常带他们.

耐寒到零下20华氏度. 日照充足的植物.

黄色铃铛, Tecoma施坦斯var. 施坦斯

Admittedly, there are many yellow-flowering 植物s in the desert, but this one is my favorite! 我期待着每年春天在我的后花园开黄色的花. Yellow bells bloom spring through fall, and hummingbirds are attracted to their flowers. 他们是快速的种植者,有可爱的,郁郁葱葱的绿叶. 让他们 看起来他们最好的, prune them back severely to 1-2 feet tall once the threat of frost has passed in spring. There are several notable varieties of 黄色铃铛 in shades of 橙色 including ‘Crimson Flare’ and ‘Sparky’.

耐寒到10华氏度. 植物在充分的阳光下过滤阳光.

灌木的石蚕属植物, Teucrium fruticans Azurea”

照片并没有体现出地中海的本土特色. 亲自观看时, people are immediately transfixed by the light-blue flowers (they appear more 紫色的 in photos), 出现在春天. I have several scattered throughout my back garden, and for me, they blooms throughout winter too! Using 植物s with silver-gray foliage near those with darker green leaves is a great way to add interest to the landscape, 即使没有花的时候. 我非常喜欢这种灌木,因为它在冬天/春天在我的沙漠花园里开了五颜六色的花.

耐寒到10华氏度. 植物充分过滤阳光.

紫丁香藤 Hardenbergia堇菜科

这里是另一个美丽的冬天开花. 在二月到三月初,紫色的花朵覆盖着这棵藤蔓. 相信我,当我说它们是一个受欢迎的缓解冬天的无聊. 蜜蜂欣赏着像紫丁香但不芳香的花朵. 它确实需要一个棚架或其他支撑来生长. 不开花时, its attractive foliage adds a welcome splash of green throughout the year on vertical surfaces. Purple Lilac vine is usually found in nurseries in fall and winter, during its flowering season.

耐寒到20-25华氏度. 充分种植,以过滤阳光,但避免向西暴露.

“里约热内卢Bravo”德克萨斯Sage - 蓝白莲'里约热内卢Bravo '

If you love the color 紫色的, you’ll want to include this variety of Texas Sage in your garden. 从春天到秋天,树枝上都开满了紫色的花朵, 通常是为了应对湿度增加的时期. 湿度越大,花朵就越多. 有许多不同类型的德州鼠尾草,它们都为沙漠花园增添了色彩. 现在, you may not see them looking like this for the sad fact that many people prune them into unnatural shapes like balls, 纸杯蛋糕, 甚至广场. 你想要哪个——一个绿色的“斑点”还是一个像这样艳丽的紫色美女?

耐寒到10华氏度. 植物在充足的阳光下最大开花.

沙漠柳树, Chilopsis linearis

我想在沙漠花园的彩色植物列表中加入一棵树. 沙漠柳树是一种小到中等大小的树木,原产于西南部. Throughout the warm season, branches with bright green leaves are covered with pink blooms. The flowers add a lovely shade of pink, which is a color not always seen in the desert. There are many newer varieties of 沙漠柳树, I have four different ones in my garden, 但“布巴”是我的最爱. 这是一棵落叶树,冬天会落叶. 

耐寒到零下10度. 日照充足的植物.

那么,你在哪里可以找到这些植物呢?

经常有人问我哪里是买植物最好的地方. 是的, 你可以去你的大卖场, but they usually lack variety and are known to sell 植物s that don’t do well in our hot, 干燥的气候.

My advice is to look to your local garden center and nursery for these and other 植物s for your garden. 

我想和你们分享一个新的托儿所,它正在以一种好的方式混合东西! 四个箭头的花园 是一个家族企业, 位于维尔, AZ, 你在网上订购植物,然后他们送货给你!

The Chavez family began their business with cuttings from succulents in their backyard that soon grew to people wanting them to offer other types of 植物s. 她解释了它们独特的育儿室, “为了满足社区的需求,推荐十大正规网赌平台的商业模式在过去一年中发生了改变. We have transformed into “not your average nursery” because of a niche market to deliver landscape 植物s and creating an online shopping outlet for desert adapted 植物s. We are different because we allow customers to shop for 植物s from the comfort of their homes.”

他们从凤凰城和图森地区的批发种植者那里采购植物. 而他们的配送区域主要在大图森地区, 他们可以接受凤凰地区客户的特殊要求.

I encourage you to incorporate colorful 植物s within your 沙漠花园 to improve your curb appeal and your enjoyment of your outdoor space. 当地的苗圃是这些植物最好的来源. 如果你在图森地区, visit 四个箭头的花园’s online nursery to make your special order and they will deliver it to your door. 看看他们 脸谱网 琳赛会让你了解最新的植物!

*披露:本帖由四箭花园赞助. 我的意见和建议是我自己的.

诺艾尔约翰逊, 又名, “AZ植物女士”是一名园艺师, 认证树艺家, 景观顾问,帮助人们学习如何创造, 成长, 并保持美丽的沙漠花园在炎热的天气中茁壮成长, 干燥的气候. 她是通过她来做这件事的 咨询服务她的在线课程 101年推荐十大正规网赌网站和她每月的会员俱乐部, 穿过花园门. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."