My grandmother's favorite--Lantana is so easy to grow. It attracts butterflies, loves sun and can tolerate drought. Good watering results in a showy and large plant. Freezes to the ground in winter but returns year after year.
Right-side of yard as a visual divider between neighbors driveway and mine. With this drought-tolerant garden bed, all of the plants can withstand drier conditions -- although naturally they’ll look fuller and more vigorous with ample moisture.