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Last step for the irrigation-free landscape: bulbs

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irrigation-free landscape, allium, minneapolis, saint paul, drought-tolerant, landscapes, prairieform, landscape design, xeriscape
Planting Allium giganteum in late fall in the Irrigation-Free Landscape

The Irrigation-Free Landscape is almost ready for its winter slumber. Just before it goes to sleep, we wanted to plant some bulbs to ensure good late-spring color. The perfect bulb for a cold-climate but drought-prone garden is Allium. It will appreciate the drier conditions in the garden and reward you with electric-purple globes of color come late spring. Leave the spent seedheads on through summer to add additional form, texture, and color to the landscape. Loveliness.

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