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Pseudo- English gardening

A lot of people love the English Garden style with its colorful perennial borders and boisterous flowers, but a typical English garden is very high maintenance and typically high water use as well. Here are a few drought tolerant and low maintenance plants for an English/California garden:

From top left: Penstemon ‘Margarita Bop’, Buddleja davidii, Anisodentea hypomandrum, Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’, Lavatera ‘Red Rum’, Gaura lindhamaerii, Artemesia ‘Powis Castle’

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