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  1. Love the look of it all and those ollies are perfect sub for boxwood thanks for all the ideas – I have an old Spanish- revival style house and these plant choices will help us get that look – the heat can kill our plant dreams here sometimes but this gives me hope

    1. Thats so great to hear! Yes! It can be so frustrating! But I was determined to have a lush green look in the desert! Ha! So thankful to find some plants that dont use alllll the water and still look beautiful!

  2. Thank you so much for your ideas. I live in Southern California and redoing west side of yard where plants needed in strip between pool and cinder block. Have lost many plants over years- I am finally understanding that it is likely due to reflected heat. Will use your plant ideas and comments in planning this redo- again thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you for your ideas! I have a west facing sunset house in Phoenix as well, and am struggling with plants. The heat gets intense! These are some great ideas to avoid the normal Lantana route.

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