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Cactus Garden – Creation of cactus gardens basically involves regional collection of succulents and cacti, which are grouped by specific genera and growth forms. While treading through the cactus garden, an individual would be able to witness dozens of species. Popular groups include the Ferocactus, Opuntias (Bunny Ears Cactus), Echinocereus, Mamillaries, Agaves and Columnar cacti. The enormous popularity that the cacti plant has amongst the plant collectors and gardeners is only surpassed by that of orchids and roses. The appeal and beauty of such cactus gardens expands far beyond their original habitat. It has numerous devotees in Europe, Japan and the United States.
Sustainable Landscape Design – Adding sustainable landscape design to your home is a great way to add curb appeal and increase your own use and enjoyment of your yard space. A major myth of xeriscaping or sustainable gardening is that local plants are dull and plain, but there are many vibrantly colored native plants and flowers that fit into the sustainable and natural category. Most major plant supply stores and big chains will have a local section, making it easy to select plants that you know will do well in your front or back yard, and any landscape designer will create a custom garden of beautiful local foliage that work well together. Plus, by replacing some of that unnatural lawn with native plants you won’t have to deal with the unsightly brown grass that’s indicative of winter dormancy, which encourages additional curb appeal all year round.