(native gardening) Gorgeous mix of Mediterranean and California native plants in this low-water landscape designed by Arleen Ferrara of Satori Garden Design. This is like the California version of Beth Chatto's dry garden in the UK.
For your front yard perennial garden. Nepeta Walkers Low, salvia, artemisia, and autumn joy sedum could give you this look. Designer Plant Combinations: 105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer : Scott Calhoun
Salvia, Anthemis with clipped Buxus balls in potsBorder of Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's low', Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland', Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise', Anthemis tinctoria E. Buxton and Achillea credo with clipped Buxus balls in pots