Plants now a day has been become one of the ornamental designs that we can see in different parts of the houses for some people. Then I went around and randomly search Google using the keyword “Plants as Ornamental Design. Then when I was reading through the entire list, I bumped in to this pretty strange word that I never had known of. I know not all of you are familiar with this that is why I am sharing this one and you will be pretty amazed. Again I want to thanks our one and best friend, Wikipedia.org for this article.
Xeriscaping (also known as Xerogardening)
Strange word right? Wait till you know what that means.
Xeriscaping and xerogardening refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water from irrigation. It is promoted in regions that do not have easily accessible, plentiful, or reliable supplies of fresh water, and is gaining acceptance in other areas as climate patterns shift.
The word xeriscaping is a portmanteau of xeros (Greek for "dry") and landscaping, and Xeriscape is used for this style of garden.
Plants whose natural requirements are appropriate to the local climate are emphasized, and care is taken to avoid losing water to evaporation and run-off. While many Denver Water employees helped coin the term xeriscape, Xeriscape and the xeriscape logo are not registered trademarks of Denver Water, the water department of Denver, Colorado. They were created by the Front Range Xeriscape Task Force of Denver Department in 1978. The specific plants used in xeriscaping depend upon the climate. Some common plants used in Western xeriscaping are agave, cactus, lavender, juniper, sedum and thyme.
In some areas, terms such as water-conserving landscapes, drought-tolerant landscaping, zeroscaping, and smart scaping are used instead.