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    Drifts of drought tolerant plants-these plants withstand drought and gophers! I have them in my ignored abck yard and they still thrive.

    the long view

    Clematis recta purpurea & Geranium 'Ann Folkard' one of the most blistering foliage combos I've ever devised ;-)

    Scampston Hall. Piet Oudolf, garden designer

    Rhus, Panicum, Aster — Oudolf

    Green, purple, gray: Euphorbia characias 'Dwarf' (backmost), Eupatorium sordidum (purple), Cotyledon orbiculata (gray).

    Scampston Hall. Piet Oudolf, garden designer

    Scampston Hall. Piet Oudolf, garden designer

    Sesleria autumnalis at Scampston Hall. Piet Oudolf, garden designer

    Miscanthus 'Gold Bar', Verbena bonariensis

    Purpursporre, Linaria purpurea (lejongapslik)

    Love the colors here

    Linaria purpurea ‘Canon Went’ (pink Toadflax) - USDA zones 5-10. Sun to part sun, 24", perennial in some zones, self-sows freely

    Self watering planter made from recycled wine bottle

    Gomphrena decumbens 'Airy Bachelor Buttons' buy it here:http://www.anniesannuals.com/plt_lst/lists/general/lst.gen.asp?prodid=2426

    lavender...

    Creeping Buttercup Here's a buttercup that no gardener should be without. 'Buttered Popcorn' offers bright, chartreuse-splattered foliage that's truly electric in the shade garden. While the foliage is the main attraction, creeping buttercup also offers golden flowers in late spring and early summer. Name: Ranunculus repens Growing Conditions: Part to full shade and well-drained soil Size: 3 inches tall Zones: 4-9

    Sanguisorba officinalis 'Pink Tanna'

    Red Geraniums

    The beautiful gardens filled with blues and purples ~ Narborough Hall, Norfolk. Shot by Clive Nichols.