A mixture of plants and hardscape elements adorns a side yard. This drought-tolerant garden restricts high-need plants for use as dramatic accents, such as this yellow climbing rose. A trellis decorates the home's facade and offers a welcome hardscape element in the garden.
Landscape designer Alan Fisher says, "Water-wise gardening doesn't mean you have to plant only natives. There's a huge list of world-wide plants you can use to spectacular effect." For more practical gardening advice, see our feature 75 Gardening Ideas (Page 135, Australian House & Garden, May 2013)