Denizens of the Drylands

Whether your garden spot boasts sandy or gravelly soil that drains too quickly or reflected heat from a concrete walk, ­driveway, or foundation wall, it’s an ideal position for a whole host of xeric herbs.

Many sun-worshiping herbs find the dryland garden ideal because they originated in some of the world’s harshest environments. Sun, heat, and quick drainage help these plants thrive.
Photograph by Rob Proctor