This garden is located in the Washington County Fairgrounds in Akron, Colorado along the walking trail. The purpose of this garden is to demonstrate to the public that there are plants that can live, once established with supplemental water from seasonal precipitation.
Some of the plants in the garden are as follows:
Utah Serviceberry Amelanchier utahensis
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata
Four O'clock Mirabilis multiflora
Sulphur-flower Buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatumPrairie Jewel Penstemon Penstemon grandiflorus
Pawnee Buttes Sand Cherry Prunus besseyi
Fringed Sage Artemisia frigida
Small-leaf pussytoes Antennaria parvifolia
The plant in the forefront is the Four O'clock. See picture below:
It is great to have a selection of various plants that do not regular watering such as every week or three times a week. When we talk about plants needing moderate water, we mean their normal amount of yearly precipitation to sustain themselves. A lot goes into watering when you factor in the temperature, wind, humidity, soil type, mulch and plant's exposure.