• desert foliage
  • cacti and succulent gardens – drought and heat-resistant plants
  • addition of rock elements – large boulders, gravel pathways
  • bring nature inside with a potted cactus plant or terrarium
  • use grasses and perennials
  • Southwest favorites include desert marigold, Mexican honeysuckle, native sunflowers, red-hot poker, yellow bells, dahlias, salvias, bougainvillea, and verbena
  • outdoor lighting adds visual interest at night, while also providing extra security