Landscaping rock creates a low-maintenance ground cover that stays put, unlike lightweight mulch, which can blow away. The rock helps smother unwanted plant growth, but some stubborn weeds find a way .
Gabion Walls - What They Are And How To Use Them In Your Landscape
Ocotilla - This is a really cool neutral plant that adds a vertical element and height to the garden, yard, and landscape. Other than when it is in bloom the Ocotillo is a grayish neutral color that goes well in most any Southwest desert garden.
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
Naturalized vignette created around white Moondance rose with Billowing fountains of shimmering Mexican feather grass (Nassella tenuissima syn. Stipa tenuissima) were swaying gently in the breeze and a haze of blue Russian sage, (Perovskia atriplicifolia)