Gabions filled with river rock and cactus=perfect AZ xeriscape.
Plants for Containers in the Sun. My favorite perennial for pots in the sun — sedums of all types. I also love grasses with trailing plants, the photo right being a stunning example of combination.
These pots appear to be clay, but I have seen the same style in metal, perhaps aluminum, but it is the SHAPE that is worth remembering. I love the neat and tidy look of pruned boxwood. Restful and traditional.