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Planting: Drought Tolerant Garden

Northern California drought-tolerant garden ~ grasses, artemisia, succulents, Russian sage, & verbena bonariensis; contrast of texture & form create a lot of visual interest, heights lead the eye from front to back. . . . . ღTrish W ~ http://www.pinterest.com/trishw/ . . . .

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9 Plants That'll Make Your Southern California Garden Flourish

9 Plants That'll Make Your Southern California Garden Flourish via @PureWow. Penstemon Many of the plants bees like best have large, tubular flowers with petals that act as a landing platform. Penstemon, like this red variety, fit the bill.

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With an upcoming drought in California, I converted my water greedy fountain into a succulent garden and love the result!

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Blue Oat Grass, Helictotrichon sempervirens with Lavender and Breath of Heaven, Coleonema 'Sunset Gold'. © Eileen Kelly, Dig Your Garden Landscape Design http://www.digyourgarden.com

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Natural Backyard Landscaping Ideas, Save Money Creating Wildlife Friendly Garden Designs

This combination of plants won't overwinter in Colorado, but consider the textures and shapes in the leaves-- hardy agaves, yuccas, joshua trees, sedums, and sempervivums would make a spectacular low-water garden.

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