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  • Landscape photo #1187 by Lynda from Irvine

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  1. Barbara Paige Says:

    November 16th, 2015 at 10:06 am

    An inspiration for all of us.. Than you to the wilson’s for helping to introduce us to the beauty of drought tolerance.

  2. Nikki Robinson Says:

    November 16th, 2015 at 11:05 am

    The Wilson’s have not only created a drought tolerant landscape, but in the process have accomplished an aspect which most do not achieve. It doesn’t scream drought tolerant and boring, but lush and inviting. Fabulous job !!!!

  3. karin lekas Says:

    November 16th, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    the path to the gate surrounded by beautiful plants is very welcoming. it is eye candy!!!

  4. Sue Carrasco Says:

    November 16th, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    I admire the commitment to our environment the Wilson’s have dedicated their efforts to. Your landscaping is a inspiration to us all. Kudos.

  5. Jenni Says:

    November 16th, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    While all you can see here is the aesthetics of the yard, what blows me away when I visit the Wilsons is what an amazing habitat their yard is for birds, bees, butterflies, and other amazing local creatures.

  6. Linda Peck Says:

    November 16th, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    The Wilsons have really made a commitment to being part of a drought-free environment…..& have created their garden with great style….which fits them to a tee!

  7. Mary Vallens Says:

    November 16th, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    The Wilson’s yard has motivated me plan to reinvent our yard. Theirs is aesthetically pleasing, and I love it, drought tolerant or not. Proving that water-wise can be beautiful, we hope everyone will look to make similar changes to their yards, too.

  8. Helen Says:

    November 17th, 2015 at 7:20 am

    “Gardens are a form of autobiography.” (Robert Dash, 1993 Horticulture). Thank you to the Wilson’s for sharing your beautiful story with us.

  9. Gnorman the Gnome Says:

    November 17th, 2015 at 9:59 am

    That is why we started this photo contest! To show that drought tolerant means more than cacti! Lynda’s photo is one gorgeous landscape isn’t it?


  10. Linda Says:

    November 17th, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    It’s beautiful–drought or no.

  11. Lynda Says:

    November 21st, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Wow, thank you everyone for the lovely remarks. We took out our lawn 11 months ago and were fortunate to have a great designer help us create a drought tolerant AND wonderful space for birds, butterflies and bees. We are excited to see the Palo Verde in bloom when spring comes. We are so grateful that Nature as provided such beautiful plants for all to enjoy. We hope our corner garden encourages others to consider removing their thirsty lawns.

  12. Joe Reagan Says:

    January 21st, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Wonderful job. Good to see plants that are not only beautiful but, save water.

  13. Lynda Says:

    January 28th, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Already dreaming about where in our yard we might add more drought tolerant plants. I am busily taking cuttings from several succulents so I can share with friends and neighbors.

  14. Irene Says:

    January 30th, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Beautiful design! Lynda, would you mind sharing the name of your designer – I want to convert my garden, and this gives me great encouragement!

  15. Kat Says:

    January 31st, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I love the soft and inviting look of this landscaping. Often, folks think that low-water means cacti and succulents and gravel and/ or sand. This lovely grouping is the antithesis of the harsh and barren look. Beautiful plant pairings with both tree and understory plants. Enjoy, and watch the bees and butterflies as they sip, thrive, and flutter about!

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