As you plan your landscape, one of the best design resources is your local xeriscape demonstration gardens. They provide practical, first-hand examples of plants and plant combinations. Many of the gardens also have shady places to enjoy a picnic lunch, so plan to spend some time exploring and enjoying the surroundings as you build ideas for your home landscape. Visit again as the seasons change to get an idea of how the plants look at different times of the year.
Once you’ve visited one or more demonstration gardens and are ready to create your own lush xeriscape oasis, use these resources for help with design, installation, and maintenance: