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Choosing Flowers For Arid Landscapes

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It may be common knowledge that a specific flower will not grow in every climate, but how does a person figure out which ones will fit their personal situation. For many people who live in dry and arid areas, it may seem like the choices are quite few. However, spending a little time doing research will turn up many attractive plant varieties that thrive in a hot and dry climate. In addition, a person can turn to a horticulture consultant to find out how these plants can be completely integrated into an existing garden or flowerbed.



A horticulture specialist will often start by advising the client to include more perennials in their growing area. Perennials are plants or flowers that come back year after year without the need of sowing seed every spring. As such, they require a very low maintenance and many of the flowers are hardy enough to even withstand an invasion of weeds from time to time. Some of the more common perennial flowers that survive well in an arid climate are the African Lilly, Blanket Flower, and False Sunflowers. Each of these three need little water and do best with several hours of sun per day.



The truth about growing perennial flowers in the dry climate is that a person is not limited to only those varieties that prefer time in the sun and little water. In many cases, a simple irrigation system will be enough to greatly expand the range of plants that can be used in a personal garden. Contrary to popular belief, an irrigation system does not need to be complex and expensive, costing several thousands of dollars to create and maintain.



In designing an attractive flowerbed for a home growing space, there are many advantages to bringing in a knowledgeable horticulture specialist. While many of these flower and tree experts usually work on much larger projects, they are often willing to provide consulting services for a normal home owner. The specialist will not only be inform a consumer of the large number of species that will do well, but will also be able to provide advice about building an affordable irrigation infrastructure.







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