Helictotrichon sempervirens (Blue Oat Grass) in California garden with chairs

Summer-Dry Plants and Gardens

Summer-Dry plants is an on-going project to provide gardeners in summer-dry, mediterranean climates authentic photos that encourage sustainable garden practices.

Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates, book cover ebmudWe want to change the aesthetic of what we expect to see in a garden photo for summer-dry climates.  Beautiful photos of beautiful gardens inspire gardeners to mimic what they see. At Summer-Dry you will find a searchable database of photos, all taken in mature gardens that illustrate how plants grow in real settings.

All the photos here are from the original book, Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates and most were taken in California. So while gardeners in other regions may well benefit from the garden knowledge in these photos, they should know “your results may vary”.

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