A white picket fence adds to the sweet setting of an Atlanta front yard with perennials and roses in bloom.

In the southwest andn 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. Mary Ellen Keskimaki created s colorful patchwork of thyme, soapwort, iris and other perennials on her hillside front yard garden in Golden, Colorado.l