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Water-wise garden design guide

A prairie no-lawn garden grows in Plano, TX, north of Dallas. Click through to see Michael's pics and observations after his garden appeared on the city's 1st water-wise landscape tour. Plano Prairie Garden: Water-Wise Tour Retrospect

A prairie no-lawn garden grows in Plano, TX, north of Dallas. Click through to see Michael's pics and observations after his garden appeared on the city's 1st water-wise landscape tour. Plano Prairie Garden: Water-Wise Tour Retrospect

Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) add spicy color against golden grasses in a garden in Tiburon, California, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects (arterrallp.com). The plants tolerate drought but flower best with some water in summer and excellent drainage in light sandy soil.

Top 50 Water-Wise Plants

Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) add spicy color against golden grasses in a garden in Tiburon, California, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects (arterrallp.com). The plants tolerate drought but flower best with some water in summer and excellent drainage in light sandy soil.

With many parts of the country under drought restrictions, this flowery garden leads by example and shows how low water can still produce high color.

8 Steps to a Water-Wise Garden

With many parts of the country under drought restrictions, this flowery garden leads by example and shows how low water can still produce high color.

red bottlebrush, lavander, lions tail (orange, drought tolerant) and gaillardia "Arizona Sun" blooms constantly. Leafy reed grass (Calamagrostis foliosa)

Water-wise garden design guide

red bottlebrush, lavander, lions tail (orange, drought tolerant) and gaillardia "Arizona Sun" blooms constantly. Leafy reed grass (Calamagrostis foliosa)

Silver Carpet - Dymondia Margaretae. Stepable groundcover. Drought resistant. Not plastic, not gravel, not painted. Not phony. YES!

12 water-wise groundcovers

Silver Carpet - Dymondia Margaretae. Stepable groundcover. Drought resistant. Not plastic, not gravel, not painted. Not phony. YES!

love the wildness of this, like incorporating boulder type rocks and love any and all types of grasses and things that look like grasses

love the wildness of this, like incorporating boulder type rocks and love any and all types of grasses and things that look like grasses

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