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This would be pretty along the side of the yard next to the road, and along the front.

High Country Gardens for high desert drought tolerant xenoscaping ideas and plants Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden II - mixed pot sizes

Great color combo for full sun:  Coreopsis (yellow)  Salvia nemorosa (deep purple)  Centranthus (pink)  Nepeta (lavender)  Artemesia? (grey)

For your front yard perennial garden. 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

Good in front of russian sage. color all summer. Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink | Cold Hardy Pink Texas Sage | Low Water Plants, Eco Friendly Landscapes | High Country Gardens

Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink

Cold Hardy Pink is a long blooming, very cold hardy form of Texas sage that covers itself with deep pink flowers all season long.

A. Bog sage (Salvia uliginosa). Upright perennial with sky blue flowers. Grows 4 to 6 feet tall and blooms late spring through fall. Sunset ...

Sunny border for three seasons - Sunset Magazine

Great garden borders: Colorful border for three seasons Flowers that bloom over a long season and require only modest amounts of water or time. Choose the right plants and you can have vibrant borders from spring through fall.

The Best Perennials for Your Yard ~ 2007: 'Walker's Low' Catmint  Excellent heat- and drought-tolerance make this catmint a top pick for tough, sunny sites. And even better, it's typically ignored by even the hungriest deer and rabbits. 'Walker's Low' looks good, too, thanks to its gray-green foliage and violet-blue flowers.

The Best Perennials for Your Yard

Constant Color from Catmint Lovely purple flower spikes set off the gray-green foliage of Walker's Low catmint. Give the plant a haircut after its initial flush of flowers in late spring to keep it compact and initiate another cycle of bloom. Count on ca

I always thought the little strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street was an incredibly underused piece of real estate. It's the first thing people see of your yard and house, why not make it bigger and better than endless lawn? I would leave just enough room for a path or two and the rest would be plants.

Gardening in the Parkway Strip - Sunset Magazine

Gardening by the sidewalk - Try this along the driveway where the weeds grow -- need to check if shade is OK for these plants (dianthus)

English-Style Garden:  Snapdragons, lilies, cosmos, hydrangeas, and other great flowers for cutting will add season-long color  This mix of annuals and perennials is an ideal way to soften a fence and provide months of color and cut flowers. Garden size: 6 by 22 feet.

English-Style Front Yard Garden Plan

English Cottage Garden Snapdragons, lilies, cosmos, hydrangeas, and other great flowers for cutting will add season-long color to your front yard. Garden size: 6 by 22 feet

These plants thrive in hot, dry conditions, and will fill your yard with color over the entire summer! All plants shown in diagram below. Planting Instructions and Garden Plan included. Zones 5-8. - Gardening For You

These plants thrive in hot, dry conditions, and will fill your yard with color over the entire summer! All plants shown in diagram below. Planting Instructions and Garden Plan included. Zones - Flower Beds and Gardens

perennial border with salvia, common yarrow and russian sage

Achillea 'Terracotta', Salvia Nemorosa, salvia Caradon (catmint would also do), Russian sage. Waterwise and colorful.

Mexican bush sage is a show-stopper in late summer and fall, combining especially well with yellow-blooming plants like Mexican mint marigold or yellow African marigolds.

GARDEN: Mexican Bush Sage is a show-stopper in late summer and fall, combining especially well with yellow-blooming plants like Mexican Mint Marigold or yellow African Marigolds.

Blue Queen Salvia, Sun Perennial Flowers, Sun Loving Perennials, Sun Plants, Perennials - Spring Hill

Blue Queen Salvia, Sun Perennial Flowers, Sun Loving Perennials, Sun Plants, Perennials - Spring Hill (this would be great between the house and street area)

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