The yucca plants in this yard have their own planter box to make the spaces for each type of plants defined. Behind the yucca, there are cacti lining the gabion wall. Each of these species of plant are drought resistant, so they will not need much water in the coming summer heat.

The yucca plants in this yard have their own planter box to make the spaces for each type of plants defined. Behind the yucca, there are cacti lining the gabion wall. Each of these species of plant are drought resistant, so they will not need much water in the coming summer heat.

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Lake Tahoe, California, United States. When we visited, America was in the throes of a drought. So many of the water courses were dry. Also, the thaw had taken place. #manchesterwarehouse

Lake Tahoe, California, United States. When we visited, America was in the throes of a drought. So many of the water courses were dry. Also, the thaw had taken place. #manchesterwarehouse

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15 of our favorite drought-tolerant perennials—see them here: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/perennials-with-drought-tolerance/?socsrc=bhgpin050112droughtperennials

15 of our favorite drought-tolerant perennials—see them here: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/perennials-with-drought-tolerance/?socsrc=bhgpin050112droughtperennials

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Best sun tolerant plants: Silver falls dichondra shimmers and cascades. his trailing plant is a silvery blue-green. It’s hard to believe that something so enchanting could be heat- and drought-tolerant! While “Silver Falls” (also known as “silver ponyfoot”) loves full-sun conditions, I’ve included it in three of my part-sun planters, and it’s absolutely thriving. [from Southlands Nursery]

Best sun tolerant plants: Silver falls dichondra shimmers and cascades. his trailing plant is a silvery blue-green. It’s hard to believe that something so enchanting could be heat- and drought-tolerant! While “Silver Falls” (also known as “silver ponyfoot”) loves full-sun conditions, I’ve included it in three of my part-sun planters, and it’s absolutely thriving. [from Southlands Nursery]

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A planting bed next to Spanish style home with kangaroo paws, red hot pokers in Los Angeles

A planting bed next to Spanish style home with kangaroo paws, red hot pokers in Los Angeles

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Top 50 water-wise plants  Pride of Madeira Actually from Madeira, this plant produces wonderful spikes of blue-purple flowers along the coast in poor soil and with practically no extra water. Bees love it.

Top 50 water-wise plants Pride of Madeira Actually from Madeira, this plant produces wonderful spikes of blue-purple flowers along the coast in poor soil and with practically no extra water. Bees love it.

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Drought Tolerant Landscape  - Parkway 2 resize  Name of plants & planting guide for DIY landscape design ideas.
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