Pick Plants for Fall Planting

Fall is the season to plant, as it allows time for plants to develop vigorous root systems before the heat of summer arrives. If you are planning to purchase plants, stop by the Xeriscape garden first to see beautiful trees and desert-adapted plants and find help choosing plants that are just right for your yard. With up to 70% of household water used for landscaping, choosing low-water-use plants that thrive in our desert and watering them appropriately is the key to minimizing water use and maximizing savings on your water bill.

 

Scottdale Xeriscape Garden | Plants Picks for Fall Planting Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden | Plant Picks for Fall Planting

Many plants at the garden spring to life as temperatures begin to drop and cooler nights prevail. Watch for botanical gardens' fall plant sales in October or visit local nurseries that offer the water-thrifty plants you enjoy at the garden.
Take a self-guided tour through the garden to see colorful combinations of trees and shrubs. The bold forms of cacti and succulents paired with softer desert plants offer inspiration for stunning combinations in your own yard.

 

Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden | Plant Picks for Fall Planting

Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden | Plant Picks for Fall Planting

Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden | Plant Picks for Fall Planting

Century Plant

Chihuahuan Sage

Indian Fig

Blue Euphorbia

Foothills Palo Verde

Orange Bells


You can also see helpful landscaping tips on signs throughout the garden, find answers to questions about Xeriscape, or learn about water, wildlife, and our desert environment.
Thinking about removing lawn? Register to attend Water Conservation’s Fall Landscape Workshops to learn how to transform a grass yard into outdoor living spaces for your family, care for plants in the desert, or maintain drip irrigation systems.

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