Cactus is a "go to" plant used in Southwest landscaping since it requires very little water.
There are lots of native flowers that can be planted to create a beautiful drought resistant flower bed
The presence of green grass in this yard makes me think that this flower bed is watered with a sprinkler system.
Their "pokers" are so pretty
This is one of the flower beds in our front yard where we don't have a sprinkler system . We put down a layer of heavy plastic and covered it with rock.....that helps the ground retain water and also helps prevent weeds.
All the photo's you see in my post were taken by me.....with my phone.....and are of homes not far from where we live.
I tried to get photo's of homes that are the Southwest style so popular in New Mexico.
This big bed of lambs ear in bloom caught my eye.
This yard had beds of native drought resistant plants......
Southwest style homes can have flat roofs......and some of them have tile roofs like this one.
Here is a different type of cactus in bloom
This photo is of the cactus in our next door neighbors front yard.
This flower bed must have a sprinkler system since I see a yellow rose tree
I took this photo at one of the banks near where we live.......
This front yard is across the street and down three houses from our home. The houses on that side of the street are on much larger lots than ours and are zoned for livestock.
Since we can't have horses on our side of the street, we'll just have to enjoy our neighbors!