Illustrations and pictures are all well and good, but sometimes it's best to see plants in a garden. That's what our Desert-Wise Landscaping Tour is for, during April (virtual in 2021 due to COVID-19). Fortunately, the rest of the year there are several public native plant gardens in the Morongo Basin.
The Joshua Basin Water District has a large demonstration garden showcasing different planting styles, such as Mediterranean. The garden is open to the public during business hours (it is closed during COVID-19 lockdown).
Check out this guide to the Bighorn Water District's demonstration garden in Landers.
Here is a map and directions to the above locations and other hi-desert demonstration gardens, courtesy of Hi-Desert Water Agency & AWAC.