Desert Accents

Agaves, called Century Plants because it can take decades for them to flower, are prime examples of the sculptural qualities of these desert accents. When it rains, watch the wide Agave leaves funnel rainwater toward its roots. It’s an elegant water-harvesting device. 

What kind of desert accents should I choose?

The unexpected bonus of these rugged survivors is the brilliant show of flowers they produce.

From tree-sized to tiny, with flowers from screaming scarlet to hot magenta to soft pink and lemon yellow, there are cacti and succulents for every hot dry spot in the garden.

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Water Conservation Program
P.O. Box 568
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0568

505-842-WATR  Option 4

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P.O. Box 568
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0568