Everything you need to give the hose a rest, from unthirsty plant picks to inspiring gardens
Thomas J. Story
Costa Mesa garden designer Molly Wood fills vintage metal chicken feeders with tiny succulents for a rustic centerpiece. Hen and chickens (Sempervivums), echeverias, and a dainty stonecrop grow in cactus mix in a 4 1/2-inch-deep trough. Find similar ones at flea markets or on mollywoodgardendesign.com or etsy.com.
Design: Molly Wood Garden Design, Costa Mesa, CA; mollywoodgardendesign.com