Yep, I'm still trying to finish before he end of the year. I'm stubborn like that.
Xeriscape- To landscape (an area) in such a way as to minimize its need for irrigation, especially by using plants and features suited to a dry climate.
I haven't applied this to my own lame landscaping efforts but I think it's a cool idea and, let's be honest, there aren't a whole lot of X words out there. It was just dumb luck that I actually had a funny picture to use with this post.
I took this picture earlier this fall because I just found this so ridiculous. I really can't say what that homeowner was thinking when they decided to plant a bunch of cacti in front of their home. I suppose they were hoping for low maintenance and maybe they really were trying to xeriscape a little. There is a fatal flaw to the plan though because this isn't the deserts of the southwest, this is Virginia so the cacti aren't doing so well. Months ago when i took the picture most f the cacti were already keeled over and dead looking. I can only imagine what they look like now.
That's sad, just sad and pathetic.