I am a firm believer in planting low-water gardens that look like lush, water thirsty gardens. Mexican Bush Sage, also known as Salvia Leucantha, is a wonderful, drought tolerant perennial that hates overwatering. Blooms are purple and near white. They attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
One more tip: You can bury alot of troubles digging in the dirt.Hummingbird Salvia Photo Courtesy of Network 54 Salvia Garden Photo Courtesy of Rebelscape