The Aquarium of the Pacific had it's official opening of its Earth-Friendly Garden on Earth Day 2010, featuring drought-resistant plants. The goal of this project was to show a variety of plants that had low water usage and that also looked beautiful, encouraging guests to plant a few in their home garden. I did the illustrations for the signs and based the layout on existing signage. Ahead are just a few of the many beautiful choices for a drought-resistant garden.
California Lilac "Blue Cushion"
Ceanothus "Blue Cushion"
Phormium tenax "Jester"
Lavandula stoechas "Otto Quast"
Carmel Sur Manzanita
Arcostaphylos edmundsii "Carmel Sur"
Salvia clevelandii "Winnifred Gilman"
Next time, a post of the actual signs and some plant illustrations from last year for the Watershed Exhibit website.