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Even though Los Angeles lacks rain, Grabel doesn’t rely on desert plants in her designs. “It’s dry, and a lot of what I do is on the low water side. But you can have low water and not have a cactus garden,” she says. Reddish kangaroo paws and light-green rosemary add contrast and thrive in constant sun.

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