Mehaffy garden_Santa Fe_MANN_001.tif | Charles Mann Photography
In the southwest and Rocky Mountain areas, water wise landscape designs come in all colors and shapes and incorporate a wide range of both nativespecies as well as appropriate adapted plants, ranging from succulents and cacti to endemic penstemons and traditional perennials. Artist and gardener Ann Mehaffy made a gravel mulched drought tolerant garden in her Santa Fe backyard..
Garden Design closed its doors last spring, to the dismay of many disappointed readers. The Bonnier Publishing magazine’s content had been slowly deteriorating over the years (in my opinion, at least), but it was still was one of the hipper and more thorough garden design magazines on the market. After a short hiatus, the magazine is back and completely redesigned, with the Summer 2014 issue on shelves now!