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Cool Idea: Drought-Resistant Landscaping With a Twist

If you live in a drought-prone area, it's smart to landscape with succulents and cacti, which require very little water. That's what this household did. By covering the soil with mulch, this garden further decreases its need for watering. But what's that plant in the left-hand corner of the picture?
Yes, there are some vegetables mixed into this succulent landscape. More specifically, it looks like some Summer squash, perhaps zucchini, is sharing the front yard with succulents and cacti. I love this mix of plants; it's something I wouldn't have thought of trying, and I think the plants look great together.

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Fabulous...
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
I love that! I have some veggies that I never water ... so that would work! Especially in my front garden - I already have the downspouts watering it!!
lawchick lawchick 8 years
this looks cool, but I probably wouldn't put something that needs a lot of water (annual vegetables) in a bed with plants that need little or no water other than rain.
Silliness79 Silliness79 8 years
Great idea. I've been trying to come up with something for environmentally friendly to replace the lawn in my front and back yards. I'm tired of the constant watering, fertilizing and mowing. Just bought a grass alternative from Smith & Hawken that's made up of chamomile, thyme, white dutch clover and a few other low growing, hearty plants. Should be interesting to see the results. Adding some succulents around the yard would mix it up a bit.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
i love the one in the lower right hand corner i have a strange love affair with plants that look like cabbage
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