Water wisdom saves irrigation dollars   Style and practicality determined the design of this water-conserving garden in Clovis, California. For owner, the distinctively Southwestern house style suggested a less thirsty garden to match. But the real issues ― a costly water supply, serious soil problems, and the hot, dry summers of the San Joaquin Valley ― were the clinchers.

21 Inspiring Lawn-Free Yards

Water wisdom saves irrigation dollars Style and practicality determined the design of this water-conserving garden.

With many parts of the country under drought restrictions, this flowery garden leads by example and shows how low water can still produce high color.

8 Steps to a Water-Wise Garden

With many parts of the country under drought restrictions, this flowery garden leads by example and shows how low water can still produce high color. (Landscape Step How To Make)

drought tolerant landscape

Home Tour: Tasteful and Timeless in Austin

DREAM HOME! quite literally my dream home. mid-century modern with a southwestern/spanish flair, and landscaping that feels like a mash-up of australian bush forest and the arizona desert.

Landscape Architect and garden designer Catherine Clemens conceived and created this colorful and drought tolerant xeriscape garden and home landscape scheme at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Landscape Architect and garden dseigner Catherine Clemens concieved and created this colorful and drought tolerant xeriscape garden and home landscape scheme at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A desert  garden. I LOVE the colorful desert.

Southwestern Living - Desert Gardens -A desert garden. I LOVE the colorful desert. Makes so much more sense in our arid climate than a grass lawn.

A Garden Full of Beautiful Succulents - Traditional Home®

I love this wall/gate/pergola/vines for the courtyard that I want to construct by my front door. Maybe a bit of Mexican tile around the gate?

Liking the idea of accessorizing the yard

A Wonderful List of Desert Plants That are Good for Landscaping

Xeriscape garden by Susan Blake of Santa Fe, features many beautiful drought tolerant species, including Zauschneria, Stachys, Centranthus, lavender, Yarrow, Iris, Russian Sage, Gaillardia,  and many ornamental grasses. photo by Charles Mann

A colorful Xeriscape garden design by Susan Blake of Santa Fe, New Mexico, features many beautiful drought tolerant species, including Zau.

railway sleepers « Garden Gurus, Landscape Gardening in South London SW19

railway sleepers « Garden Gurus, Landscape Gardening in South London But can you cut the grass easily?

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