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Pollinator Garden

Location:

Tucson, Arizona

Install Date:

May 2019


This family was ready to turn the hot, barren gravel-scape that was their backyard into a lush desert pollinator garden. They’re already spending more time outside.

Design elements included the following:

  • 1500 gallon cistern
  • gravity-fed irrigation from cistern
  • water harvesting earthworks
  • native + near-native plants

Plant palette: EDIT THIS

  • hopseed bush – Dodonea viscosa
  • lemon dalea – Dalea capitata
  • chuparosa – Justicia californica
  • desert mallow – Abutilon palmeri
  • native/pink fairyduster – Calliandra eriophylla
  • creosote – Larrea tritendata
  • pineleaf milkweed – Asclepias linaria
  • desert milkweed – Asclepias subulata
  • brittlebush – Encelia farinosa
  • desert willow – Chilopsis linearis
  • palo blanco – Mariosousa willardiana
  • assorted cacti