Looking lengthwise across the front yard, the dominant feature is a Berkeley sedge lawn. A giant hesperaloe anchors one end near a cluster of live oaks. A broad, curving path of decomposed granite leads through the front garden.
Plants for shade
Texas sedge for shady spots where a traditional lawn won't work
Salvia coccinea (Scarlet sage) #8454
Sabal minor (Dwarf palmetto) #11620
Digging | cool gardens in a hot climate
holly fern - Google Search
The same view in reverse, from the driveway looking toward the lattice fence. The meadowy sedge lawn at right needs much less water than a traditional lawn and mowing only once or twice a year.
Garden tours 2010 | Digging | Page 3
cast iron plant & fern by aodland
Mix: American beautyberry (bird favorite), holly fern, heartleaf skullcap