By: Garden Gate staff
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This USDA zone 9 California garden doesn’t get much rain, and the large front yard bed at left is right along a prominent curving road in the neighborhood. So how did a dry, bare spot turn into an attention-grabbing, low-maintenance beauty?
Click and drag to see the transformation! Then keep clicking to find out more about this striking makeover.
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Cacti and succulent inspiration
Sculptural cacti and succulents add a diverse range of textures, shapes and colors to the landscape.
Want to use plants like these in your own yard? Start by visiting local garden centers for ideas and to find out more about what’s hardy in your area. Or get in touch with local cactus and succulent societies that can offer regional recommendations and advice.
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Get more plants
As ground cover plants, such as this ‘Imbricata’ echeveria (Echeveria), spread in clumps, divide them into pieces and move them to other spots to help fill in a bed or create repetition. Plus, this helps save money when you’re working on a new garden area.