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snow in summer  thrives in poor soil, full sun, drought tolerant (in fact, watering too often will cause root rot) (South side of house)

Snow in Summer - Cerastium tomentosum. I need to dig some of this up from the from yard & plant around one of our rocks. Very pretty, but spreads a lot after a slower growth the first few years.

8 flowering plants that are drought tolerant - Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

8 Plants You’ll Barely Need to Water

8 Plants You'll Barely Need to Water {Pictured is Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)} Two experts share their favorite drought-tolerant plants that will make your life easier (and help you save water)!

Candytuft Tahoe is very easy and fast-growing  thriving despite heat & humidity. This early blooming variety makes a great carpet of green summer foliage that is the perfect underplanting for drought-proof Sedums, reblooming Daylilies, & other Sun Perennials. Special Features: Blooms First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Heat Tolerant

WHITE, GROUNDCOVER - Few ground covers rival the flower power of spring blooming Iberis. Tahoe, a more compact selection produces mounds of evergreen foliage that becomes smothered with masses of large white clusters of flowers in spring.

Dianthus 'Fireworks'  easy to grow Drought Tolerant Ground Cover   In late spring, hundreds of shocking magenta pink flowers contrast against evergreen silvery blue foliage. Flowers will often repeat again later in the summer when the weather turns cool.

Dianthus Fireworks easy to grow Drought Tolerant Ground Cover In late spring, hundreds of shocking magenta pink flowers contrast against evergreen silvery blue foliage. Flowers will often repeat again later in the summer when the weather turns cool.

Smoke bush ~ drought tolerant, reddish purple in spring, deepening to a rich, deep purple in summer, changing to a flaming red-orange in fall. Good focal point.

Purple Smoke bush ~ drought tolerant, reddish purple in spring, deepening to a rich, deep purple in summer, changing to a flaming red-orange in fall.

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials --- for the hill side behind the root…

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Bush Sage (Salvia 'Raspberry Delight') Tough, grows well in a range of conditions. 'Raspberry Delight' offers red flowers over a long season: late spring to early fall. Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 3 feet tall Zones:

Bishop’s Weed The most famous aspect of bishop’s weed is how fast it grows. Unless it’s in a contained space, this ground cover will spread rapidly. It can be planted in large or small spaces and adds a nice calming color to your yard.

12 Most Resilient Ground Covers For Your Yard

31 Easy Groundcover ideas Let easy-growing groundcovers be the solution to your landscaping problems. Here are some of the best groundcovers for your yard.

Candytuft: an evergreen perennial with masses of stunning white flowers in Spring!

Candytuft: A garden must-have!

Coneflower is an old favorite and can be completely neglected, they will grow anywhere in full sun.  Even in poor soil. They also spread nicely.

Coneflower/Echinacea is an old favorite and can be completely neglected, they will grow anywhere in full sun. Even in poor soil. They also spread nicely. Looks nicely when paired with Russian sage - blue and pink

Long blooming, drought tolerant and clay friendly California native Clarkias annuals. they self-sow reliably, so you’ll have new volunteers every year, brand new plants that never look aged or sad. Exceptionally exuberant, “Ruby Chalice Clarkia” quickly reaches 30” x 30”, displaying a profusion of 2” cherry centered lavender-pink blooms beginning in May and lasting till midsummer and even Fall (with some water).

Ruby Chalice Clarkia - long blooming, drought tolerant and exuberant, quickly reaches x displaying a profusion of cherry centered lavender-pink blooms beginning in May and lasting till midsummer and even Fall (with some water).

Azalea Karen - Gatsbys Gardens

Coreopsis Red Satin - Ground cover - loves hea, humidity & poor soil - blooms for 5 months

Heavenly Cloud Sage

Plant heavenly Cloud Sage as a short screen or unique stand alone shrub. Heavenly Cloud Sage is a great shrub for many planting locations and works wel

Cover up that ugly slope or mound in your front or backyard with flowers that grow well in rocky soil! These low maintenance plants thrive in poor soil conditions and don't require a lot of drainage. Start planting your flower rock garden today!

Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Make your rock garden sparkle with a generous helping of soapwort. During Colonial times the sap of this pretty plant was once boiled to form a lathery soap that was used to launder clothes. Today, however, soapwort is prized for it’s fragrant pink flower

Beautiful blooming Viburnum makes for a stunning shrub. See more flowering shrubs: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/shrubs/best-flowering-shrubs-for-hedges/?socsrc=bhgpin030113viburnum=3

Best Flowering Shrubs for Hedges

Snowball viburnum - flowering hedge, requires full sun/partial shade, stands ft tall and feet wide. Perfect for backyard privacy!

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