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@melindajoy. So happy you enjoyed the article! Regarding the Dymondia, as another reader mentioned, 6" is a good spacing, and here is a project I designed and spaced them 10-12" apart and it filled in beautifully within a year or so, here is a link to the before with many after photos. Follow this link.

http://www.houzz.com/photos/591431/After-1-Month-Dymondia-margaretae-replaces-water-thirsty-lawn-mediterranean-landscape-san-francisco

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@ CynthiaLaughery many of the plants will thrive in Oregon, check out the USDA zones included in the article and compare with your own!

   
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Emily, there are several plants in this article that thrive in dry areas, I refer to as low-water plants. There are countless plants to choose from for dry/low water areas and several great articles featuring many here on houzz. I also suggest that you visit your local nurseries to see a variety of plants that thrive in your particular location. I hope that is of some help.

   
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