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Japanese bloodgrass In place of grass, choose drought-tolerant plantings, which are more likely to prevent erosion. Shade, too, can be a necessary element in the fight against water loss: Plants lose a lot of moisture from evaporation on hot days. Grasses and artemisia offer beautiful foliage in this planted bed.

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas

Japanese bloodgrass In place of grass, choose drought-tolerant plantings, which are more likely to prevent erosion. Shade, too, can be a necessary element in the fight against water loss: Plants lose a lot of moisture from evaporation on hot days. Grasses and artemisia offer beautiful foliage in this planted bed.

Lomandra Longifolia "Tanika" Lomandra Tanika is a hardy Australian native evergreen with shiny green strap leaves and yellow flower spikes that come out in Spring. This plant is very hardy and has even been called by some as "close to indestructible." Tanika is versatile, and can be planted in a position of full sun to heavy shade. Drought tolerant. Great as a landscaping plant.

Lomandra Longifolia "Tanika" Lomandra Tanika is a hardy Australian native evergreen with shiny green strap leaves and yellow flower spikes that come out in Spring. This plant is very hardy and has even been called by some as "close to indestructible." Tanika is versatile, and can be planted in a position of full sun to heavy shade. Drought tolerant. Great as a landscaping plant.

Scleranthus biflorus. An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss.

Scleranthus biflorus. An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss.

There are no rules in this garden, natives mix with succulents, grasses, and Mediterranean plants, and colour is king! Photo – Annette O’Brien for The Design Files.

There are no rules in this garden, natives mix with succulents, grasses, and Mediterranean plants, and colour is king! Photo – Annette O’Brien for The Design Files.

Lomandra. Saw these in Redding, and they are the most lovely vibrant green. Australian native. Drought tolerant.

Lomandra. Saw these in Redding, and they are the most lovely vibrant green. Australian native. Drought tolerant.

Growing Australian natives in containers by Anna Rees (Australian Plants Online) (photo is of a Tetratheca thymifolia)

Growing Australian natives in containers by Anna Rees (Australian Plants Online) (photo is of a Tetratheca thymifolia)