I have a rocky, sunny backyard about 40 miles east of Austin, TX. What type of plants would be best and will use little water? Thank you.
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There are plenty of plants that like sunny, rocky soil and need little water.
Xerophytes in particular are perfectly adapted for your conditions. Here's an article all about them:
Here's a broader article about good drought-tolerant plants:
The best and easiest way to ensure your plants do well in your climate is to choose native species. Here's a great (if kind of dense) resource for plants native to your area: