Water Smarts: Foliage plants shine in this drought-tolerant garden. Many drought-tolerant plants offer less-showy blooms, but make up for it with interesting foliage, such as Japanese bloodgrass. Plants in curb strips catch water before it hits the street. Replace grass with drought-tolerant plantings, which also help prevent erosion. Shade can fight against water loss: Plants lose a lot of moisture from evaporation on hot days. Grasses and artemisia offer beautiful foliage in this bed.

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas

Front Yard Sidewalk Garden Ideas: Filling beds with low maintenance, easy-care plants, such as these ornamental grasses, including fountain grass (Pennisetum) and blue oat grass (Helictotrichon) Via BHG

Flight of steps with change in direction floating through foliage - Australia

floating concrete steps, through a lush Australian garden (photo by Jerry Harpur)

How to make a pineapple palm tree centerpiece! This is the most adorable summer table idea!!!

How to make a pineapple palm tree centerpiece (awesome!) Because some day I MIGHT just need a pineapple tree centerpiece.

Lochiel Park - behind the fence. Kangaroo paws, grasses. Can anyone identify the silver leafed shrubs and the taller green shrubs behind the kangaroo paws?

Lochiel Park - behind the fence. Can anyone identify the silver leafed shrubs and the taller green shrubs behind the kangaroo paws?

Humble flowers – a stunning Australian native called Echium

A stunning Australian native called Echium - haven't grown these before but the flowers are amazing. Not sure if they grow in Brisbane.

Australian Native Garden Northern Beaches Sydney

Australian Native Garden Northern Beaches Sydney (Obviously can't have water but no reason why you couldn't have a 'dry river bed' where you've got the extra room in the old water feature)

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