If you live in an area with a hot, dry climate, or if you are tired of paying high water bills, you will benefit from a drought tolerant home garden landscaping design. A drought tolerant home garden landscaping design may sound as if you will have a limited plant selection, but there are many plant species grown by nurseries that can thrive on low water. Drought-tolerant landscape plants vary widely from trees to shrubs and groundcover to flowers. Their drought tolerance varies widely. Drought-tolerant plants withstand a certain amount of dryness for a certain amount of time but should not be confused with drought-resistant plants, which grow regardless of irrigation.