Excellent guide to landscaping with native drought tolerant plants.

Native, Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Yard

Just because you don't have a lot of rain doesn't mean you can't have a garden. Going Native: Drought Tolerant plants for your yard :: OrganizingMadeFun.

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40 Ideas for Patios

Spiral Patio Design (This is inspiration for a pathway or patio. Something like this on a small scale would be fun in a fairy garden.

Norm Plate (photo) - for sunset magazine. In a desert climate, these cacti manage to look inviting.

Brilliant use of cactus as art. Mexican fence post cactus (Pachycereus marginatus) clustered and staggered along a courtyard wall.

Stacked herb bed a couple of weeks ago with just regular, construction lumber. Use Trex, redwood or cedar (rot resistant)...Also, when building your raised beds, make sure not to use treated wood. Chemicals will leach into the soil and contaminate your food.

Nice option too container/raised bed herb gardening. Some of these herbs won't stay small and cute, so would need to plan to plant the taller ones in the upper tiers and maybe with a little bit larger growth area.

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what we wont have! our natives will look gold as . Australian native garden - no surprises that this works so well: harmonious colours and wonderful variety of texture

Native garden

& Elusive landscapes: Australians and the Italian garden& in Australians in Italy: Contemporary Lives and Impressions by Bill Kent [editor];

Moss Grafiti.  This would be so cute on some rocks in the garden or a block of wood.

Making graffiti like a MOSS awesome idea for house numbers on brick walls or sayings scattered through out your garden

california native garden

California native plant front yard mixed border garden with trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses and split rail fence by sidewalk Schino

Moss Grafiti.  This would be so cute on some rocks in the garden or a block of wood.

Making graffiti like a MOSS awesome idea for house numbers on brick walls or sayings scattered through out your garden

Top 50 water-wise plants  Ceanothus Its purple buds open to intense blue flowers that attract bees. The leaves are dark green, small, and quilted, and the plant needs no summer water.

Top 50 Water-Wise Plants

Top 50 water-wise plants {Pictured is Ceanothus. Its purple buds open to intense blue flowers that attract bees. The leaves are dark green, small, and quilted, and the plant needs no summer water.

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