Xpost: Losing the lawn--a Sunset photo gallery
Xpost from CA Gardening forum:
Sometimes we talk about how plants used here in the West are different than those used in other regions where gardeners can count on summer rains. Our local paper, in conjunction with Sunset magazine, has an interesting gallery of 20 photos on Western yards that have replaced lawn with different colorful, water saving designs.
I thought the folks here might enjoy taking a look at some of these beautiful gardens. Although not strictly cottage, they are visually pleasing, with color, texture, and yes, flowers too.
Here is a link that might be useful: X-post: Losing the lawn photo gallery