Who says cactus are boring? These are from my parents' cactus garden in Ojai. Love the first one ... very Dr. Seuss.
Drought tolerant doesn't mean cactus either ... if you are interested in saving water or just want to bring more birds and butterflies in your yard check out California Native Plant Society. There are photos and lists of nurseries and all sorts of other information about native vs. invasive species. Now if I only had my own yard!!!
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair.