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/ . . . .

Planting: Drought Tolerant Garden

Russian sage, Verbena bonariensis, Mexican Feather grass, Miscanthus, purple and grey plant combination design by Giardino Segreto

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Anthony Paul Landscape Architecture - Great use of sunbleached timber decking & plant arrangement on a slope.

Great color contrast with water-wise plants

The WaterWise Garden Recognition Contest will promote attractive and water-efficient gardens in Santa Barbara County.

The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia. Widely distributed, it is found as an understorey plant in open dry forest or heathland from Victoria to northern Queensland, generally on sandstone though sometimes also clay soils. It generally grows as a small shrub to 2 metres (7 ft) in height, though can be a straggly tree to 6 metres (20 ft).

The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia.

'Birthday Candles' (Banksia spinulosa var.); Flowering from autumn through to early spring, in a sunny position. Can attract nectar eating birds and insects.

Flowering from autumn through to early spring, in a sunny position. Can attract nectar eating birds and insects.

Australian native garden landscaping ideas. Kangaroo paws. I wish my kangaroo paws looked like these!

Shown: Leucadendron 'Winter Red' and kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos); By Debora Carl Landscape Design. Love the kangaroo paws!

Australian native garden landscaping ideas. Kangaroo paws. I wish my kangaroo paws looked like these!

Shown: Leucadendron 'Winter Red' and kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos); By Debora Carl Landscape Design. Love the kangaroo paws!


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