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Old 01-09-2018, 09:58 PM
 
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How about azaleas? They thrive in Little Rock...
I will totally give that a try
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:55 AM
 
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Are you possibly describing yucca?

Here is a list of drought tolerant plants for Pulaski County. https://www.uaex.edu/counties/pulask...ant_plants.pdf I would visit local nurseries where the people actually know how to care for plants. You can familiarize yourself with what grows well and what looks nice.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:58 AM
 
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Are you possibly describing yucca?

Here is a list of drought tolerant plants for Pulaski County. https://www.uaex.edu/counties/pulask...ant_plants.pdf I would visit local nurseries where the people actually know how to care for plants. You can familiarize yourself with what grows well and what looks nice.
No, it definitely wasn't yucca, but that is among my favourites. Great idea ! You inspired me and probably didn't even realize it. What I do wonder is whether one can eat SOME of the tree roots and still keep the tree. It'd be neat to have yucca readily available to fry, but I don't want to keep planting trees. I'll do some googling.

By the way, I know it's off-topic, but have you been to Joshua Tree Natl Pk? huuuuge yuccas
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:42 AM
 
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I have not been to Joshua Tree.

I lived in New Mexico for a few years after we left Arkansas. I've paid a bit more attention to xeriscaping since then. I'm not sure if that is the direction you are going. If you plan it right and plant accordingly, you can have a really nice looking yard with less maintenance.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:47 AM
 
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I have not been to Joshua Tree.

I lived in New Mexico for a few years after we left Arkansas. I've paid a bit more attention to xeriscaping since then. I'm not sure if that is the direction you are going. If you plan it right and plant accordingly, you can have a really nice looking yard with less maintenance.
New Mexico? I've barely scratched the surface, but I did think that Aztec and Taos were stunning places. I wish I could have had the opportunity to "live" in the "Land of Enchantment," but we don't always get our every wish. Thanks for your advice and your blessing on the gardening. Xeriscaping? I'm showing my ignorance.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:48 AM
 
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I have not been to Joshua Tree.

I lived in New Mexico for a few years after we left Arkansas. I've paid a bit more attention to xeriscaping since then. I'm not sure if that is the direction you are going. If you plan it right and plant accordingly, you can have a really nice looking yard with less maintenance.

I just googled the term...Gotcha! I think with that style of plant that considering how much rain Pine Bluff gets, I'll be aright.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I have not been to Joshua Tree.

I lived in New Mexico for a few years after we left Arkansas. I've paid a bit more attention to xeriscaping since then. I'm not sure if that is the direction you are going. If you plan it right and plant accordingly, you can have a really nice looking yard with less maintenance.
We had pretty much xeriscape when we lived just south of ABQ; great landscaping and really saves on the water.Our only watering pretty much was our summer garden. I love the desert plants and flowers which most people are not even aware of.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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We had pretty much xeriscape when we lived just south of ABQ; great landscaping and really saves on the water.Our only watering pretty much was our summer garden. I love the desert plants and flowers which most people are not even aware of.
I fell in love with the dessert. I didn't think I would. I even liked the cactus. One of my favorite trees is the desert willow that grew in some of the canyons. I've planted them at my last two houses with some success. We had record rains the last couple of years and that has affected them a little.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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I fell in love with the dessert. I didn't think I would. I even liked the cactus. One of my favorite trees is the desert willow that grew in some of the canyons. I've planted them at my last two houses with some success. We had record rains the last couple of years and that has affected them a little.
Desert Willow ! There are some very prolific ones on the Palm Oasis hike near the visitor center at the Anza Borrego Desert State Park in CA. I've seen them in other places too, but nothing is quite like those old beauties.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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Hmm is that where they just opened the new Loves station ?
Yes
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