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This is a front yard we pass on our morning walk. When the grass came out and these plants went in, we were more than a little skeptical. There just didn't seem to be enough, and the planting scheme was overly formal for our taste.

But now that it's growing in, it's delightful.
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We are certainly not experts on plants, but we're fairly sure the perimeter is (or is closely related to) a succulent called semper vidum. As for the rest of the plants, we'll leave that to you, dear readers.

There's a sprinkler system rigged up, so this certainly isn't a water-free garden, but we're guessing it requires less than an equivalent patch of grass.