Mayita Dinos

Best Xeriscaper, July 2008

Those who believe a drought-tolerant landscape must resemble a Martian wasteland would do well to meet garden designer Mayita Dinos. For the past 20 years, Dinos has cultivated a specialty in plantings suitable for our Mediterranean climate. By capturing and conserving moisture using percolation pits, cisterns, and permeable paving, she can turn any desiccated dirt patch into an oasis of succulents, perennials, and flowering herbs.