More examples of drought tolerant landscapes

More examples of drought tolerant landscapes

These photos supplement an article I wrote – just published in the Redlands Daily Facts on drought tolerant landscaping here in Southern California (click here for article). In a previous post I provided four examples, including our own, and Molly Bogh’s home in Highland CA. Bogh has published an excellent book about her process, Life After Lawns: 8 steps from Grass to a Waterwise Garden, available at  Here are additional examples of local (inland So. CA yards)

About Linda Richards

My goal is to educate about the science of nature in layperson speak, through my writing, science and education background. I grew up in the Chicago area, loved living in Minneapolis before gravitating to the West, which is now home.


  1. Thanks for sharing so many different ideas. I live in a very dry climate and have not been successful at keeping my landscaping finished. These all look great and manageable though. My wife loves bougainvilleas, but I did not realize that they are such hardy plants. I will have to use some of these ideas next year. Thank you for sharing!

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