Santolina rosmarinifolia subsp. rosmarinifolia; drought-resistant, low-maintenance groundcover.

santolina rosmarinifolia Santolina chamaecyparissus: Workhorse of the Drought Tolerant Garden

alliums! I want to plant some of these in my yard...they are just beautiful.

A narrow ali baba-shaped pot forms the focal point at the end of this paved path bordered by Alliums. image from the book Moderne Gartengestaltung

Echium candicans, commonly known as pride of Madeira, is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae, native to the island of Madeira. It is a large herbaceous biennial subshrub, growing to 1.5–2.5 m. the flower head is large and covered with blue flowers having red stamens. It is much visited by bees and butterflies for its nectar. An ornamental plant for traditional and drought tolerant water conserving gardens. It is particularly suitable for coastal planting,

Echium candicans, commonly known as pride of Madeira, is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae, native to the island of Madeira. It is a large herbaceous biennial subshrub, growing to m. the flower head is large and covered with

Summer sorbet of soft-lemon flowers and white swan's down, stretching up into the sky and often reaching over six feet in height

Summer sorbet of soft-lemon flowers and white swan's down, stretching up into the sky and often reaching over six feet in height

False Indigo (Baptisia australis) a lovely native plant

False Indigo (Baptisia australis) a lovely native planthis drought-tolerant native is a butterfly and bee magnet and thrives where other plants struggle. Blooms mid to late spring. Blue false indigo has bright-blue flowers

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Achillea ‘Moonshine’ (Yarrow) Water Use: Low Size: - x - Sun: Full CA Native: No Deer Resistant: Rarely damaged Wildlife Value: Bees, butterflies

Thyme, lavender, Galardia, Armeria or sea thrift, blue fescue, mugo pine

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.

Calandrinia spectabilis 2

Friday Flora & Fresh Air

November | 2011 | Thinking Outside the Boxwood

Thinking Outside The Boxwood: Korean Velvet Grass. What a beautiful lawn substitute

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