Guide to low-maintenance gardening

From low-water plants to simple projects, our guide to easy gardening will make a green thumb out of anyone

Top 50 water-wise plants

These plants grow effortlessly in low-water conditions and bloom in an array of colors

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Fairy duster
Steven A. Gunther

Fairy duster

The shrub attracts hummingbirds with its brilliant red stamens that resemble powder puffs. Use it as an accent in front of a living ocotillo fence or as a backdrop for small blue agaves. Needs minimal water.

More: How to grow fairy duster

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