Summer at the Archives

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:

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