This 10-year-old garden belongs to a home in Utah. It features a lovely mixture of drought-tolerant perennials, ornamental grasses and native plants for an overall look that complements its high desert setting.
Set back from the curb in an exclusive Palm Springs neighborhood characterized by tall hedges and hidden properties, this translucent entry gate opens to an expansive garden showcasing native plants. The design is by landscape design firm Steve Martino and Associates, an American Society of Landscape Designers award winner.
Clean lines and low-level garden walls provide sweeping views of the desert and city skyline below. In turn, the backyard turns an everyday feature into a stunning visual display and so celebrates the local landscape.
In desert areas, choose drought-resistant plants and flowers for landscaping that's beautiful and environmentally friendly. Here, drifts of Mexican sage, lavender, Lamb's Ear, Lantana, Senecio Serpens and rosemary fill the front yard and cascade along the walkway.