List of plants used in California drought tolerant yard :: OrganizingMadeFun.com native plants really save. low water use plants in the garden. Some cities are offering rebates to remove lawns. Article listing what was done, and plants used. PT 2 photos http://organizingmadefun.blogspot.com/2014/05/getting-front-yard-planted.html
See our ingenious pruning method for growing an orchard in a small backyard. Shown: Kept small with timed pruning, this 'Fuji' apple tree stands about 4 feet high and wide and produces an ample crop of full-size fruits.
Common name: Purple smoketree ‘Royal Purple’ * What it is: A small tree or large shrub with rich, deep-burgundy, oval leaves and airy, pinkish flower clusters in summer that look like puffs of pink smoke. Leaves turn scarlet in fall.