It’s Dry Out There: 11 Inspiring water-wise landscapes

 A modest home in Atwater gets a modest (and cool) expansion

The courtyard of the Atwater home of architect Rebecca Rudolph and husband Colin Thompson consists largely of California natives and other drought-tolerant plants. “We wanted the yard to be fairly maintenance free,” Rudolph says. Thompson made the concrete pavers. “It was like a factory in the backyard,” he says with a laugh. To read more about the house from 2009, click here

(Los Angeles Times)

Drought-tolerant doesn’t have to mean dull. Here, we put our past stories to good use and share examples of how some landscape designers and homeowners have tried to save water and fight drought over the years.