If you're looking for low-maintenance water-savers, consider planting succulents. They enjoy the sun and feature impressive built-in water storage, making them drought-tolerant and suitable for xeriscaping. The hardy plants can take root anywhere, from a pot in a container garden to cracks in a stone wall.

Succulents come in many varieties, providing the visual interest of striking shapes and textures, along with colorful summer blooms. Porous terra cotta containers filled with a quick draining soil mix (half organic matter, half sandy, gritty stuff) create the best growing conditions. The only real demands these slow-growers have is that you shield them from extreme cold and don't over water.

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