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Drought tolerant landscaping ideas on display at Cal Expo

A rain chain pours water into a ceramic fish's mouth at the display of nonprofit group EcoLandscape California at the annual Northern California Home and Landscape Expo at Cal Expo Saturday, January 24, 2015
A rain chain pours water into a ceramic fish's mouth at the display of nonprofit group EcoLandscape California at the annual Northern California Home and Landscape Expo at Cal Expo Saturday, January 24, 2015 The Sacramento Bee

Thousands of people turned out Saturday for the Northern California Home and Landscape Expo at Cal Expo. While much of the attention was on windows, roofing and garage doors, a portion of the sprawling show was focused on drought tolerant landscaping. Displays showed homeowners how to redesign yards with drought tolerant plants, concrete, and gravel.

Landscape designer Roberta Walker advised people not to just let their lawns die and turn brown.

"The alternative is to is to have a landscape that fits our region," she said.

The show runs through Sunday.

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