With 28 years xeric landscaping experience, we now specialize in creative landscaping with a large assortment of "drought worthy" plants ready for the adverse geo-climates of the Sierra and High Desert regions. When you hear "xeric" think "common sense.
An Ongoing Collection
Dry Creek Garden Plant Index
Although we specialize in hardy perennials, we do have an interesting selection of annuals you won't easily find at the giant stores. Come in and see our plants.
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We have several fine ornamental grasses, some in six packs, four inch and one gallon pots. Most of our grasses are drought tolerant, ready to add accent to even a south facing garden.
We have some great ground covers, including several different types of Sedum. Come in and let us show you our selections.
Shade is often welcome space in the desert. Fences, small yards, trees and walls help provide interesting areas that call for shade loving plants. You will also find that in the desert, some plants that usually need full sun do just fine in partial shade. Come in and see our selection of shade plants.
In a true desert environment drought can be as common as clear blue sky. Because of this, we learn that many native perennials use dormancy as a way to survive from year to year without the presence of water. We know that certain plants can remain dormant for years, then with just the right dose of water, spring forth with new, vibrant life.
Even in the desert there can be an abundance of water as with artesian springs or the deep damp edges of long-running rivers or even the cool shady spaces of a back yard garden. In such places, dormancy is usually triggered by the change of seasons, in particular, the onset of winter when the nighttime temperatures hit below the frost mark. And then they wait...