Can anyone refer to me to some good websites with photos of landscape ideas?
I live in Southern California and with the recent water shortage I would like to relandscape my front yard with drought friendly plants, gravel and rocks keeping the lawn minimal. I am looking for websites with photos and great ideas that I can borrow. Thanks!
- Hi there i have seen a good site with free pictures and nice looking gardens thought i might pass it on to you :)
- There are hundreds of sites. I usually refer my customers here first to get some basic ideas of what they would like before I consult with them and draw up a design.
- Here's some pictures of rock /stone landscaping:
Video on using stones & rocks in landscaping:
Try to use plants that are native in your area. Here's a list of drought-tolerant plants: Achillea (Yarrow) , Alyssum, Artemisia, Asclepias (Butterfly Weed), Beebalm, California Poppy, Campanula carpatica (Bellflower), Campis (Trumpet vine), Coreopsis, Cosmos, Cranesbill Geranium, Daylily, Echinacea Coneflower, Euphorbia, Gaillardia, Goldenrod, Greek oregano, Heliopsis, Hosta, Iris,
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker), Lamb’s Ears, Lavender, Liatris, Nasturtium, Nepeta Catmint,
Penstemon, Perovskia (Russian Sage), Portulaca, Rudbeckia, Salvia nemerosa, Sedum,
Tradescantia (Spiderwort), Veronica, Zinnia
Shrubs:Amelanchier (Shadbush), Aronia (Chokeberry), Buddleia (Butterfly Bush),
Caryopteris, Cotoneaster, Hypericum (St. Johnswort), Juniper, Potentilla, Cytisus (Scotch Broom), Viburnum
Grasses: Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora), Fescue, Fountain Grass (Pennisetum), Maiden Grass (Miscanthus), Switch Grass (Panicum)
Drought tolerant plants: Xeriscapes:
Good luck!!! Hope this is helpful.