How to garden with drought restrictions: Tale of 2 yards

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The thirsty plants in this Rosemead garden may not all survive the drought-related water restrictions starting next month. Photo by Caleigh Wells.

Southern Californians are taking their own approaches to the drought. One man waters his yard daily. Another has native plants and hardly ever waters. 

Measure W is meant to raise money to clean and capture rainwater. LA County residents voted to pass it in 2018. Is it making a difference?

Jacqueline Chow, an 11-year-old student in Arcadia, is part of KCRW’s Young Creators Project. She likes to write and read about bugs. Her poetry speaks to the beauty of nature.