Exercise restraint -“You can have almost anything in a garden that has crisp, clean hardscaping,” Cobbs says. They created 24-inch-high planting beds out of food-safe Cor-ten steel. Decomposed granite forms the paths.
Choose water-wise plants - Sunset Oct 2014 Swap annuals for less-thirsty perennial edibles, even if it means finding unusual varieties like evergreen huckleberries—“blueberries’ low-water cousin,” says Bittner. Other picks are edible bamboo, (which they used to form a hedge), pomegranates, and evergreen pineapple guavas.