As many of you know, the grounds surrounding the Archives building have been professionally xeriscaped, which is a method of landscape design that minimizes water use. Many people refer to it as water-conserving landscapes. Our xeriscaping has preserved valuable County funds that would otherwise have been spent on watering a huge green lawn.
For those of you that haven’t visited us, here is a brief glimpse of our grounds from September of 2010:
Our landscape is well established now. Although it was created from low-water plants, some carefully placed trees, and a lot of rocks, the variety of colors in spring, summer, and fall is both amazing and beautiful. The following images were all taken on May 24 of this year: