Throughout this month, Tucson’s Watershed Management Group has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. WMG’s Earth Month celebration included a block party, street painting, a bike tour of water harvesting sites, and several workshops.
The last two Earth Month workshops were held in my neighborhood. A nearby neighbor had a culvert cistern installed, while the action in my yard focused on tuning up the earthworks.
After the WMG volunteers enlarged a water harvesting basin in my front yard, it was time to move the hesperaloe, which I had planted in a shady spot.
Hesperaloes are xeriscape plants that need full sun. So, let’s give it a new home near the driveway. Plenty of sunshine there…
I must say that, as of this morning, the hesperaloe appears to be thriving.
Elsewhere on the front yard xeriscaping project WMG’s Matthew Bertrand (right) and Charlie, the go-to guy for any stone masonry work, measure the slope of the drainage they’ve built at the edge of the enlarged water harvesting basin…
The drainage will direct excess basin water into the rock garden that Matthew’s standing on.