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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Smoke tree
Chris Leschinsky

Smoke tree

This deciduous shrub with purple foliage turns more burnished in fall; flowers resemble puffs of smoke. Requires minimal water.

More: How to grow smoke tree


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