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.

Easy-going soapworts (Saponaria ¥lambergii ‘Max Frei’) make themselves at home in many parts of the garden, flowing early in the growing season.