Have to go with xeriscaping and low water in the cottage garden. Like these plants in the Jardin Toledo Gravel garden, xeriscaping, dry garden, mediterranean garden.

Groundcover - blue chalk sticks (in betw kangaroo paws)

Narrow garden bed featuring Anigozanthos 'Pink Joey' (Pink Joey kangaroo paws) with Senecio mandraliscae in Santa Barbara, CA

Possibly use on side yard. Garden path using gravel surrounded on either side by low growing plants.

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Dana Point: The terrace, which is shielded by canopies of woven willow and canvas panels, overlooks Salt Creek Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Elle Design California Home - Mediterranean Architecture in California

Rock Steps

El Pueblo Viejo Garden: Located in Santa Barbara, California, U. Designed by Margie Grace of Grace Design Associates also based in Santa Barbara

Landscape by Fiona Brockhoff Design

Garden Design Ideas & Inspiration : Landscape by Fiona Brockhoff Design. Fiona's designs are a great example of the contemporary Australian style. Pinned to Garden Design by Darin Bradbury.

Fiona Brockhoff Design » Coast & country landscape design

Love the soft green bushy plants. Sleepers as pathway is nice but don't think we want stones in between. Like some of the flowers & trees in background too.

anigozanthos bushrevolution Flowering Spring, Summer, Autumn Aspect Full Sun, Full Sun/Part Shade, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Light Frost Tolerant, Heat Tolerant Type Australian Native, Bird Attracting, Height to 2m, Width to 1m

Abs - Kangaroo paw 'orange cross' - Grows to ft tall by feet wide with orange flowers in summer. Planned for use under kitchen window and in front walkway before fountain.

Ornamental grasses contrast well against the back drop of the soft,rolling 'wave form' hedges.