Lawnless in Ventura, CA Water-conserving gardens can be as colorful as any other. The front yard of Rick Cole, Ventura& city manager, is blooming proof. Get planting ideas from this Southern California garden
Birding paradise Garden designer Susanne Jett cheered up this Santa Monica lawn by laying down a crisp layer of decomposed granite and planting a showy—yet low-water—border that birds love as much as the homeowner does.
DROUGHT TOLERANT ALTERNATIVES TO LAWNS With drought a perennial problem even in typically greener parts of the country, homeowners might want to reconsider the thirsty, maintenance-intense lawn and try some of these ground covers instead.
All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, there are plants that grow in a lack of water. They are the best drought tolerant plants and can live without water for a long time. - Flower Beds and Gardens