Amsonia hubrichtii and Muhly Grass

Sea Holly/Eryngium - Sea Holly is a striking plant just made for that hot, sun baked spot. Needing full sun, very drought tolerant, and thriving on neglect, these plants are perfect for xeriscaping.

Plant some ornamental Kochia Scoparia grass. It’s a a hardy and drought-tolerant foliage plant that germinates super fast. They start out green but turn a pretty red color once it starts to get colder.

Drought tolerant plants - Trachelium caeruleum is backed by a drift of Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha). Lavender-gray catmint (Nepeta faassenii) on left. Yarrow (Achillea 'Anthea') on right.

Nancy Ondra, lovely textures and colors

ornamental grasses

no grass landscaping is definitely an idea of my Florida yard.

High or low, mix them in with flowers, or put them in as your background canvas, ornamental grasses need little or no work, and come back every year.

Pinus contorta or the Chief Joseph pine is winter hardy to zones 5-8. It has light green color during the warm season, then in the fall, the color changes to a bright yellow that lasts until the following spring when it transitions back to light green. Grows 1' per year to a max of 8'. Plant in full sun.

Immagine

I so need to try this. When I was in the Master Gardener program we used the water crystals in planters and I knew it was the same thing in diapers, but it never crossed my mind to put a diaper in the bottom of one. Someone else said, "The trick to amazing potted plants - diapers. I did this in my hanging baskets last year and they rocked all season."

pink muhly grass - drought resistant, evergreen, tolerates poor soil, requires little water

Nepeta Walkers Low, salvia, artemisia, and autumn joy sedum could give you this look. Designer Plant Combinations: 105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer : Scott Calhoun

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Salvias, also called sages, are some of the most versatile plants around. Most varieties are wonderfully drought tolerant and feature beautiful flowers with pleasantly scented, attractive foliage. Plus, deer, bunnies, and other garden pests typically ignore the plants. The key to success is knowing which varieties are right for your yard. Check out some of our favorites. | Better Homes and Gardens

Pink muhly grass

Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) add spicy color against golden grasses in a garden in Tiburon, California, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects (arterrallp.com). The plants tolerate drought but flower best with some water in summer and excellent drainage in light sandy soil.

Plants That Don't Need Water | Saving Water in the Garden | HouseLogic

Desert, Xeriscape and Rock Gardens: Consider using gravel and timbers rather than grass, and then add plants that thrive in arid conditions. From DIYnetwork.com