Protea Aristata - Love the beautiful hot pink bloom and unique pine-like foliage!

Photos - Flowers - Protea Aristata - Love the beautiful hot pink bloom and unique pine-like foliage!

HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.

MAILBOX --HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.

Sunshine on a Stem - Burdett’s Banksia, Western Australia

Sunshine on a Stem - Burdett’s Banksia, Western Australia I believe this is the most captivating and beautiful flower I have ever seen.

Spirea: delicate foliage and cascading branches of white or pink spring flowers are two traits that earn this deciduous shrub its rightful place in the mixed border. A beautiful flowering companion for spring bulbs, the bridal wreath spirea is a traditional favorite. Grows up to 6' tall in full sun. Zones 5-9

Spirea: delicate foliage and cascading branches of white or pink spring flowers; deciduous shrub, the bridal wreath spirea is a traditional favorite. Grows up to tall in full sun.

Grow more flowers using less water with this arresting combination of long-blooming, easy-care perennials.  Their bright, clear colors are a delight to your eye, but their uneatable foliage will keep the rabbits and deer at bay. Perfect for that hot, sunny spot in your yard. Not for sale in Coastal CA, OR, or WA.Save $17-$20 off the single plant price.

Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden

A High Country Gardens Exclusive, our drought resistant jumbo Waterwise pre-planned garden will allow you to grow more flowers while using less water with this arresting combination of long-blooming, easy-care perennials. Their bright, clear colors are a

Lambley Nursery - Australian garden that needs watering 4 times a year

A Garden You Water Four Times a Year

Water four times a year: The dry gardens at Lambley are planted in large swaths of complementary colors and textures. Image via Lambley Nursery.

Drought tolerant gardens. Grace Design Associates Inc. San Roque

Colorful plant palette – drought tolerant plantings – low water – shadow play (tall one with red flowers is Kangaroo Paw--Anigozanthos flavidus) ¡\/\/\/\!

A rock maintenance strip around the house ... catches splashes, keeps walls clean and minimizes pests. Put your foundation plantings in front of the strip. Garden Therapy: Gardening!

rock maintenance strip around the house - catches splashes, keeps walls clean, and minimizes pests, put foundation plantings in front of the strip - Garden Therapy: Gardening!

A thyme lawn. Prettier than grass, needs no mowing or watering, (much less wasted water), purple blooms in the summer, and smells lovely when you walk on it.

I'll read up on its water requirements and sun needs later. Grass alternative for lawn.[A thyme lawn. Prettier than grass, needs no mowing or watering, (much less wasted water), purple blooms in the summer, and smells lovely when you walk on it.

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