Plantings Laurel AveAn example of lush drought-tolerant plants in a front yard. Octopus Garden, WatsonvilleThe Octopus Garden (aka Neptune Garden) at Modern Gardens Landscaping features edible and drought-tolerant plants, a custom wood bench, stone and rock work, a vase fountain, and various ornamental fixturesYour browser does not support HTML5 video.Chestnut St, Palo AltoKurapia ground cover was used in the landscape plan for this backyard. Kurapia ground cover is highly versatile, drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, and easy to control. Drought-tolerant plants were planted in other areas of the yard. Wooden planter boxes with attached benches and a stone pathway were also designed and built for this project. Buffalo GrassBuffalo Grass is drought-tolerant, and water-efficient. Plugs quickly grow into a lush lawn.Saratoga LEEDAttractive succulents planted in a soilless medium for the first LEED house in Saratoga, CA.