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    Hill Country Mysteries: A Walk Around

    A Garden You Water Four Times a Year : Gardenista...olives underplanted w/DT perennials, shrubs & herbs.

    “Mexican Oregano: A true jack of all trades. Full sun and part shade tolerant? Check. Evergreen? Check. Drought tolerant? Check. Deer proof? Check. Edible? Yes! This amazing perennial should be in everybody’s yard! Its gets somewhat big, and looks good as a mid layer in Xeriscape flowerbeds. One of our absolute favorites that we often utilize in our xeriscape flowerbed designs.”

    Blue Perennial border

    PERENNIAL GARDEN IDEAS...I could NEVER manage to get my flower bed to look this good though!

    Drought tolerant garden

    What a fabulous way to deal with a hill!

    Drought tolerant plants

    All drought tolerant

    Butterfly weed-Brightly colored butterfly weed is a butterfly magnet, attracting many kinds of butterflies.

    Drought Tolerant Perennial Garden- good reference for those plants not needing lots of moisture...not that i live in a dry area, i just forget to water sometimes :/

    List of 5 Must-Have Perennials that are tried and true performers. Advice and tips for care and maintenance. #spon

    Texas sage . full sun and drought tolerant...I wonder if I can get this in Ontario. :D

    Water-wise garden design guide | Low water, big impact |

    Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage

    Blue Queen Salvia - You are sure to enjoy summer-long beauty year after year with this rich violet-blue salvia. This garden-favorite perennial is a member of the mint family, performing well and blooming brilliantly with a lovely fragrance. Butterflies love it as well. Heat- and drought-resistant hybrid explodes with plump spikes in midsummer. Flowers have long staying power well into fall. It is easy to care for. Grows 15-18" tall, 12-18" wide

    Pink Muhly Grass: Native Texas drought tolerant perennial grass. Pink Muhly forms clumps of fine, green-blue blades, topped with reddish-pink, cloud-like flower spikes in fall. Good xeriscape plant. Beautiful, soft texture for formal or informal gardens. Full sun. Grows 3-4 ft. tall. Zones 6-10.

    Blazing Star~ A North American prairie native, blazing star bears spikes of white, rose, or purple flowers that attract butterflies. It's an excellent plant to add vertical accent to the perennial garden, and the blooms are ideal for cutting and drying. Zones 3-9

    colours and textures up hill with small plants to create layered effect

    A thyme lawn. Prettier than grass, needs no mowing or watering, (much less wasted water), purple blooms in the summer, and smells lovely when you walk on it.