This site provides information on plants for low-water landscapes. Most are native to the Intermountain West or shortgrass prairie, but not all. There are many delightful plants that originated in similar climates elsewhere in the world that are also well-suited for use in low-water landscapes. However, focusing on natives for low-water landscapes makes sense. These plants are already adapted to the summer drought characteristics of the West. Beyond that, using native plants also honors the environment in which we live, and encourages pollinators and other beneficial wildlife to create mini-ecosystem oases in our own backyards that can help to support the health and vigor of our wild areas. Above all, landscaping that is mindful of our unique climate diminishes the adversarial relationship with the desert that many of our existing landscapes represent.