Conversion from a high water-usage lawn area to a casual garden, now filled with drought-tolerant color and flowers almost year-round (attracting butterflies and hummingbirds). Qualified for rebate under Santa Clara Valley Water District guidelines.

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Dry creek accent hides a French drain (4' deep) for catching rainwater run-off (previously a soggy issue in yard)

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Drought-tolerant does NOT mean dull— there are a world of textures and colors for the hot and drier Almaden Valley (and elsewhere)

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