A small backyard with no grass is transformed into a natural oasis by using all Texas native plants, including the native prairie grass. A small dry creek splits the yard with recessed boulders at the edge.
Texas yellowstar - Native to Texas, Oklahoma, and several states in the Southeast, it is easily grown from seed scattered on the soil in fall. Plant low-growing Texas yellowstar near the front of the border; it tolerates a variety of soils and handles drought like a champion. After the flowers fade, its slightly fuzzy leaves add a welcome splash of green to the garden for weeks. It will reseed.