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Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

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I love this ultra private front yard garden!  Car lights at night on this dead end street don’t bother these folks.

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And talk about color!

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Who says a xeric garden can’t look full and lush?!?!  Judging by their plant selection of primarily natives, I bet these home owners never water.

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I hope you are inspired:). Around my neighbourhood front yard gardens are finally catching on.  San Antonio Water System (SAWS) can take the credit for that with all of their amazing financial incentives.  I am part of one of their programs, and I have helped clients do the same.  I would love to work for SAWS conservation department!

See SAWS incentives here.

Thank you SAWS!

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17 Comments

  1. brett

    “San Antonio Water System (SAWS) can take the credit for that with all of their amazing financial incentives”

    ;)

  2. If ever anyone needed convincing that low water use plants can be lush I’d just point them to this post and these photos. We have a sprinkler system and I accidentally snapped the wires (in 2 places!) last week and we didn’t have to freak out because nearly everything everywhere is native and xeric and can take even a really hot week off from supplemental watering (which we mostly do for our poor stressed trees!).

  3. There’s a good “cram it” garden if I’ve seen one. A couple folks I know would simply add another overstory and understory layer or two – palms, large cacti – and be very happy!

    • I thought of your cram garden posts when I saw this one. :). I agree with you too! – xericstyle

      • WWDG (what would Danger do?) or WWJAD (what would Jeff Anderson do?). Cram it, of course!

      • ha! ha! TOTES! -xericstyle

  4. At first glance, I thought that was your front yard and I was wondering what you were feeding your plants. Is the yellow flowered plant Tecoma stans?

    • Haaaaaa! Yes sir, native plant master! -xericstyle

  5. hb

    That looks really good and is obviously cared for–it doesn’t appear to be the least bit messy or weedy.

    • You are right, it is perfectly tended! -xericstyle

  6. Wowsers!

    • It is cool, eh?! -xericstyle

  7. Caught you on CTG. You were great!

    • Thank you so much, Jane! -xericstyle

  8. At first glance, I thought I was looking at my own front garden! Clearly, I would get along GREAT with these homeowners! :D

    • You sooooooooooo would!!!!!!!!!!!! -xericstyle

  9. Great article. I will be facing a few of these issues as well..

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