11 Gorgeous Drought-Friendly Landscapes

Updated 09/29/17

With a record-setting drought affecting California and other areas of the country also being increasingly water conscious, more and more attention is being paid to landscaping and gardens that are designed with water, or a lack thereof, in mind. Though drought-friendly landscaping may call to mind non-descript groups of cacti and boring brush, thanks to the below examples, we know that low-water doesn’t have to mean low-style. Utilizing a mix of sculptural and textural low-water plants, smart ground cover, and large stones, the below spaces have us freshly inspired.

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Restoration Hardware Live Boxwood Topiary $36
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Restoration Hardware Live Boxwood Topiary ($36 and up)

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Terrain Barnacle Anchor Pot ($1998)

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