In addition to all the great stuff to eat in her garden, our host has also planned and planted a great variety of ornamentals that don’t need a lot of water. I noticed “The Xeriscape Plant Guide” on her bookshelf, and she seems to have really thought out what looks nice together as well as what doesn’t require a lot of watering to survive.
Here’s the front garden and porch, visible from the living room and also from the kitchen/dining room:
This photo was taken on a blazing sunny day, so please pardon the bleached-out look. Purple sedums interplanted with different shades of day lilies:
Cute little herb garden too, in a raised bed ringed by rough concrete slab chunks:
The bees were abundant and so were the hummingbirds and other flying creatures. Seemed like a really well-balanced little ecosystem.