Drought tolerant gardens. Grace Design Associates Inc. San Roque

Colorful plant palette – drought tolerant plantings – low water – shadow play (tall one with red flowers is Kangaroo Paw--Anigozanthos flavidus)

drought tolerant vibrant planting flowers

After final photo!: Steer clear of thirsty plants. Bold succulents—agaves, aloes & aeonium—give Brooke’s garden the tropical foliage she wanted without the heavy water requirements. There’s also a lot less lawn to be irrigated now—she left just en.

Top 50 water-wise plants  Ceanothus Its purple buds open to intense blue flowers that attract bees. The leaves are dark green, small, and quilted, and the plant needs no summer water.

Top 50 Water-Wise Plants

Top 50 water-wise plants {Pictured is Ceanothus. Its purple buds open to intense blue flowers that attract bees. The leaves are dark green, small, and quilted, and the plant needs no summer water.

Salvia (Amistad) 4" tall fast. Hummingbirds

Top 50 Water-Wise Plants

Grace Walker Physical Therapist at Walker physical Therapy i Orange California likes this: Top 50 water-wise plants Salvia 'Amistad' Hummingbird favorite Salvia ‘Amistad’ grows fast to 4 feet tall with little water.

The basic drip irrigation system, labeled - How to Install a Drip Irrigation System in Your Yard Save time, save water and pamper your plants Read more: http://www.familyhandyman.com/landscaping/how-to-install-an-irrigation-system-in-your-yard/view-all

How to Install an Irrigation System in Your Yard

from Hellstrip Gardening by Evelyn J. Hadden, Timber Press, 2014

9 Best Hellstrip Gardens

grasses and blooms

We see each of our gardens as a link in a chain of microhabitats that support threatened birds, butterflies and pollinators. To develop these relationships, our gardens incorporate plant combinations.

Pick power materials - Backyard Ideas for Dogs  - Sunset

How to Create a Dog-Friendly Garden

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