A tightly edited color palette and a variety of textures make for a compelling and lush planting that needs water only once a week. As the Californian climate changes and water becomes even more precious, we have the opportunity to effect sustainable change in style. Here powdery blue Senecio mandraliscae and Festuca glauca 'Elijah's Blue' cool down the hot reds of Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire' and Kalanchoe luciae. The artist homeowner chose a vivid persimmon for her door and a cool grey stain for her new deck.