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Perennial-- Penstemon Strawberries & Cream. Oblivious of drought or rain, resists slugs & other pests, positively thrives in most soil conditions in containers or borders, sun or part shade and propagates painlessly! Attracts Bees And Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Pest Resistant, Suitable for Containers. Blooms June to November often longer. Unfussy on soil conditions as long as it well-drained. Full sun or partial shade.

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Garsington_03 Sarah Price, Garsington, Oxfordshire, combination of Sedum, Stipa, Salvias, Erigeron, Origanum & Allium

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pink muhly grass - drought resistant, evergreen, tolerates poor soil, requires little water

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from Greige Design

Planting: Drought Tolerant Garden

Last fall we stayed in a house in Northern California with the most wonderful garden I have seen in a long while.  I loved that it was filled with beautiful g

Country Life, January 8th 2014 issue. Garrigue Garden inspired by Beth Chatto, includes drought-tolerant Mediterranean species

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The herb thyme is an aromatic ground cover. Photo courtesy Stepables

from latimes.com

Hey, California, you can still have a lawn! Here are five water-wise alternatives

UC Verde buffalo grass

Mexican Thread Grass is a soft, billowy grass with fast growth and low water needs, making it ideal in the xeriscaped garden.

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Landscaping is one of the easiest ways to liven up your outdoor area. A little life and color goes a long way and if you're setting up for home like me, the work you do will have the added benefit of making your yard look better than blowing cash on flowers for one day.

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russian sage, I grow this in killeen too... I have even seen it in Michigan and Northern Indiana where it seemed to flourish.. this plant is gorgeous with its feathery light lavender color.

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