When clients call me and tell me that they want to save water in their landscapes, one of the first things they always say is, “But I don’t like cactus!”
This always brings a smile to my face because there are so many ways to use water wisely in the landscape without turning to desert plants. Here are some beautiful examples of client gardens where we have used a successful combo of California natives and/or Mediterranean plants to achieve a site appropriate look.
Modern and Water Friendly
Lawn Free Yards
Native Lawns (Drought tolerant after 1-2 years)
Irrigated entirely by Rainwater and Graywater
For a look at some of our before and after pictures of our water saving projects click here.
Could you please tell me what kind of grass that is , in the lawn in the second from the bottom of the page? It is that long flowing grass. Do you know where I can find it? I live in San Antonio, TX.
Sure Rene, it’s Delta Bluegrasses’ Native Low Mow Festcue Blend.
Julie, beautiful work. Wish you lived near me. 🙂
Could you please tell me what those beautiful spiked purple plants are in the 4th photo under Lawn Free Yards?
Hi! Could you tell me what type of plants are in the 4th picture from the top under “Lawn Free Yards”?
Sure John. These are all Cal Native plants like Tidy Tips, Eriogonum, Salvias, etc.
In the 4th picture under lawn free yards, what is the beautiful white flowering plant that is in front of the tree and between the 2 flax?
Artemesia powis castle
Which type of plants, especially the white flower ones, are in the 3rd picture from the top under “Lawn Free Yards”?
It’s a shasta daisy variety…but it’s been so long that I don’t recall the exact one. Very sorry!