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.

Subtle tones dominate this grouping of sea holly (Eryngium bourgatii), love-in-the-mist (Nigella spp.), and beach wormwood (Artemisia stelleriana).
Photographs by Rob Proctor