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This is a garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The photo caption: Roads Water-Smart Garden. This drought-tolerant garden combines native plants with many others suited to Denver's climate.

This is a garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The photo caption: Roads Water-Smart Garden. This drought-tolerant garden combines native plants with many others suited to Denver's climate.

Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) - Perfect for borders, rock gardens, and containers, this drought-tolerant plant’s aromatic flowers attract butterflies and bees. Catmint blooms from early summer to early fall, with plants that are 1 to 3 feet tall and wide. Zones 3 to 8.

Catmint: Perfect for borders, rock gardens and containers, this drought-tolerant plant’s aromatic flowers attract butterflies and bees. Catmint blooms from early summer to early fall, with plants that are 1 to 3 feet tall and wide.

Front yard. Loves that this attracts butterflies! Drought-Tolerant Plants: Russian Sage

Russian Sage (zones with foot stems in shades of purplish blue, Russian sage is a great garden trooper. It tolerates cold, drought and poor soil. As long as you grow it in a sunny spot, it won't disappoint. It is one of the Top 10 Drought-Tolerant Plants.

Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince): deciduous shrub, bonsai trainable, drought-tolerant, deer resistant and ideal for cut arrangements. Ours produce neither thorns nor fruits. Chaenomeles will bloom from early spring to early or mid-summer. Hardy in Zones 5–9.  Photo courtesy of Betty Rizzotti

Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince): deciduous shrub, bonsai trainable, drought-tolerant, deer resistant and ideal for cut arrangements. Ours produce neither thorns nor fruits. Chaenomeles will bloom from early spring to early or mid-summer.

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(Liatris aspera) Gayfeather Rough Blazing star is a large growing, showy drought tolerant species from the Mid-West. The large pink flowers are highly attractive to bees and butterflies.

Liatris aspera (Rough Blazing Star, Button Blazing Star, Gayfeather) is a large growing, showy drought tolerant species from the Mid-West. The large pink flowers are highly attractive to bees and butterflies.

Serviceberry. I love these in my Missouri yard. The CSU Extension service says that this plant can be grown in a Colorado landscape. The robins who live around me literally strip these berries as soon as they're ripe. I originally found this bush in northeast Tennessee (called "Sarvis"). I thought they needed wet growing conditions and shade. I found a website that says it grows best in full sun. Who knew? Established plants are "relatively drought tolerant."

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent': xeric shrub, very early white blooms; yellow to red fall color.

Exclusive. The ‘Habitat Hero’ Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden will delight gardeners who enjoy attracting birds to their yards with a carefully selected mix of 15 perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses in mixed pot sizes of 2.5 in. and 5 in.. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plants (xeric). Save $15.00 off the single plant prices of $174.84.

The ‘Habitat Hero’ Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden will delight gardeners who enjoy attracting birds to their yards with a carefully selected mix of 15 perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses.

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