Q: Dear Owlie, 
I’m thinking about re-landscaping my yard. What types of plants should I use to reduce my water use?
Water-Conscious Gardener

A: Dear Water-Conscious Gardener

Thank you for your interest in using water-wise plants for your landscape. The plants that fit your water-saving needs are drought tolerant, or southern California native plants. These plants are as beautiful as they are water-saving. Some of these plants include Purple Sage, California Wild Rose, Cleveland Sage, and Deer Grass. You can see all of these plants, and more, at the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park, watersavinggardenfriendly.com or follow IEUA’s Twitter account @IEUAwater for Friday Foliage, a weekly look at water-wise plants, for more garden inspiration. 

Best wishes to you and your water-saving efforts,