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Posts tagged drought tolerance

December 11, 2014


gas plant

Gas Plant: Tough Little Babies

Lovely pink or white spikes of bloom and handsome foliage (that is unappetizing to deer) more than compensate for the initial anxiety this plant creates.

November 28, 2013



The Euphorbia Species

Herbaceous perennials that can exist with minimal water include artemisia, coreopsis, sedum, yarrow, yucca and the euphorbia species.

May 24, 2012


Achillea ptarmica

Ballerinas & Angels

It is hard to beat achillea, commonly called yarrow, in a hot dry garden site.

September 15, 2011


Morning glories

Vigorous Morning Glories

The plant will grow in relatively poor soil and once established is drought tolerant. All parts of the plant are poisonous so immune to foraging deer.

June 16, 2011



Black Haw Is A Small And Versatile Tree

Black haw is native to woods and stream banks from Connecticut to Wisconsin and south to Texas and Georgia.

February 10, 2011


taproot-butterfly weed-edit

Tap Roots: The Deeper The Better For Drought Tolerance

It is hard to transplant plants with taproots, so look for small new plants or offsets near an established plant and dig a deep circle around them.

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