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Front yard low water makeover
Photo by Norm Plate

Low-water curb appeal (after)

A variety of plants with low water requirements replace the former sterile expanse of rocks. They are all heat-tolerant and were chosen to provide year-round interest.

Oriental fountain grass (Pennisetum orientale), in full plume here, is one of the garden's stars.

Behind the low wall, flame grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens') is just beginning its transition to brilliant orange fall color. Between the pavers, adding a touch of coolness, is 'Red Carpet' sedum.

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