Located in Bel Air, this drought-tolerant garden includes ornamental grasses, sculptural succulents and a grove of Eucalyptus trees. As they wander along the path, the owners will also enjoy views of the Santa Monica mountains.
Credits: Architecture: John Corry; Landscape Contractor: Steven Z. Volski + Associates
Coral paving winds around to a privacy courtyard planted with soft tipped aloe and 'fireball' bromeliads, creating a tropical, yet drought-tolerant secret garden. The low-maintenance design is by Nievera Williams Design of Palm Beach, Fla.
Rugged good looks earn Maney juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Maneyi’) a place in any landscape. This tough evergreen tolerates salt, cold winters and drought (once established). Plants have a naturally spreading growth that reaches 4 to 5 feet tall and wide. Count on Maney juniper as part of a foundation planting, waterwise drought-tolerant garden or mixed border. Hardy in Zones 3-8.
Arrange plantings in zones based on water use. Group thirsty plants together, including things like bedding plants and lawn. Keep lower water use plants like shrubs and drought tolerant perennials in a separate area. Install an irrigation system controller that supports zone watering to enjoy state-of-the-art water savings.
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.
This backyard covers various purposes with grace and efficiency. The areas right off the house are primarily for relaxing and entertaining and include a pool, patio and a cantilevered deck. Stairs lead down to a lower level garden, featuring a pretty range of drought-tolerant plants.
These sleek containers are tall enough to hold flowers and plants and create some privacy without blocking the skyline views. The all-weather containers are placed around the modern urban rooftop terrace. The designer chose sun-, drought- and wind-tolerant plants.