Dappled shade garden in San Diego County featuring Dracaena draco, Parksonia aculeata (Mexican Palo Verde tree), Agave americana, Aeonium and Aloe
Foliage plants shine in this drought-tolerant garden. Many drought-tolerant plants offer less-showy blooms, but make up for it with interesting foliage, such as this Japanese bloodgrass. The combination of grass and concrete in many curb strips doesn't do much to stem water loss, but this planted version catches water before it hits the street. In place of grass, choose drought-tolerant plantings, which are more likely to prevent erosion. Shade, too, can be a necessary element in the fight…
I love this drought-tolerate, native-plant landscaping -- so much better than lawns!
Designed by the amazing Davis Dalbok and team at Living Green :: Modern Eichler garden in San Rafael
This modern Southwestern style home is eco-friendly-something the homeowners are concerned about. The drought resistant plants will hold up in the harsh desert climates, and instead of grass, the homeowners have used gravel and other rocks to cut down on their water consumption.
There is nothing that transports me to Italy faster than a really well done pasta alla checca. At its most simple, it's just marinated tomatoes tossed with fresh pasta but so often it's flavorless. The key is only making it when you have ah-mazing tomtatoes, letting the tomatoes really, real...