Have you started to tackle your spring gardening checklist yet? With the first official day of spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can spruce up your outdoor living area before the temperatures start to rise. Shake off those winter blues and get ready to welcome spring to the Scottsdale area by investing in a few new drought-resistant plants that are sure to improve the look of your landscaping.
6 Beautiful Spring Plants to Incorporate Into Your Outdoor Space
Before you venture outside of Maricopa County and head south for the Phoenix Home & Garden Show this April, be sure you know which plants will work best in your garden. Check out our list of favorite plants that are designed to thrive here in Arizona.
1. Boxwood Beauty
This hardy and eye-catching plant has such a special name for a reason. Not only is the boxwood beauty truly beautiful but it’s much more drought-resistant than most other outdoor plants you can find at the garden center. The boxwood beauty is an ideal plant for the hot spring and summer temperatures in Arizona, making it super easy to maintain as well. While there are a variety of different colors to choose from, the bright pink hue may be the best option for homeowners who are looking to add a pop of color to their outdoor landscape.
If you’re in need of a beautiful and easy plant to cover any arbors or pergolas on your property, you simply cannot go wrong with wisteria. Although it may look quite delicate, wisteria is actually a cross between a vine and a shrub. When properly cultivated, this hybrid plant is perfect for providing shade and will happily bloom with gorgeous clusters of flowers that gracefully cascade down walls and trellises.
3. Desert Spoon
The desert spoon is a grass plant that is found primarily in the Sonoran Desert. Big, bright and easy to care for, this beautiful desert grass is not like other common species native to Arizona. Unlike other ornamental grasses, the desert spoon is non-shedding, making it easy for the low-maintenance flowers to add dimension to your garden without requiring lots of upkeep.
4. Dwarf Bottlebrush
The dwarf bottlebrush is another hardy plant that is built to withstand the warmer months in Arizona. This small ground cover bush is ideal for adding a bit more color to your landscaping and is very easy to maintain. Because it is an evergreen shrub, the dwarf bottlebrush never needs to be cut back and as a drought-tolerant plant, it also does well when planted in containers.
5. Shasta Daisy
Daisies are a sure sign that spring has arrived in your garden. With the shasta daisy, Arizona homeowners can enjoy delicate blooms that you typically find in cooler climates. As an added bonus, the resilient shasta daisy begins to bloom in the middle of spring and will stay looking great in your garden well until the end of August.
6. Torch Glow Bougainvillea
For most Arizona homeowners, there is no better way to add some color to your spring landscaping than with the addition of the beautiful torch glow bougainvillea. This bright and bold shrub not only looks great but can easily double as a natural screen for outdoor areas with a pool.
Have Fun with Your Spring Gardening This Year
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