For my house in AZ.best garden designs: desert dreaming If you live in a hot climate, consider a garden scheme that is native to the region. Here, a wide array of succulents and cacti create a pleasing desert
Another nice landscape snippet called "mediterranean" garden.
Colorful plant palette – drought tolerant plantings – low water – shadow play (tall one with red flowers is Kangaroo Paw--Anigozanthos flavidus)
12 Plants for a Drought Resistant Garden - The Practical Gardener
Have to go with xeriscaping and low water in the cottage garden. Like these plants in the Jardin Toledo Gravel garden, xeriscaping, dry garden, mediterranean garden.
Before and After: A Malibu Garden for Grey's Anatomy Star Patrick Dempsey: Gardenista
Use decorative gravel, pebbles or slate chips to disguise a weed-preventing membrane covering the soil in a courtyard space. Use decorative gravel, pebbles or slate chips to disguise a weed-preventing…
STEP 3 Cover the bottom and the sloping sides of the stream bed with inch of crushed pea gravel. The sharp edges of the gravel will keep it from migrating when it rains or when someone walks on it did creek river pond
Purple thyme with lavender, pine, and blanket flower amid clumps of iris and ceanothus create the border for a round rock path leading to the beach, patio and fire pit.