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Design Template

OC Plants Gallery 

Features an interactive garden gallery and plant database to help you figure out how best to implement a sustainable landscape. Create your own plant list and find inspirational designs, beautiful plants, and landscape design assistance.




SMWD Landscape Design Style Guides

What's your style?

Click on the style above to download a FREE landscape design template that SMWD has developed.


California Native Plants

Native plants support biodiversity! Visit Calscape.org to download plant lists, design templates, and find local plant nurseries. 

Check out this video on how to plant native plants in your garden! 


Start Small & Keep It Simple

Click the image below to download a simple example of a design template and low water use plant palette.

Example Design Template


WaterWorks Garden Plant Highlight

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Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha)

  • Mexican Bush Sage is an evergreen perennial with a distinct velvety purple flower spikes.
  • Flowers Summer through Fall.
  • Prefers full sun and tolerates all soils.
  • Bush Sage grows to about 3' tall to 6' wide and must be cut down each year to regenerate.
  • Garden Style: Mediterranean & Southwest