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  1. Love the look of it all and those ollies are perfect sub for boxwood thanks for all the ideas – I have an old Spanish- revival style house and these plant choices will help us get that look – the heat can kill our plant dreams here sometimes but this gives me hope

    1. Thats so great to hear! Yes! It can be so frustrating! But I was determined to have a lush green look in the desert! Ha! So thankful to find some plants that dont use alllll the water and still look beautiful!

  2. Thank you so much for your ideas. I live in Southern California and redoing west side of yard where plants needed in strip between pool and cinder block. Have lost many plants over years- I am finally understanding that it is likely due to reflected heat. Will use your plant ideas and comments in planning this redo- again thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you for your ideas! I have a west facing sunset house in Phoenix as well, and am struggling with plants. The heat gets intense! These are some great ideas to avoid the normal Lantana route.

  4. Hello! We live in the Fort Worth, TX area and our house faces west. We currently have knock out roses that just burn up in the heat. They bloom but then practically die the same day. I’m curious how the Iceberg Roses compare to knock out roses and if you think I’ll run into the same issue. We bought this house in the dead of winter so currently have plans to rip out the knock out roses and leave the empty space for the myrtles to mature. Thoughts?

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