Drought-resistant plants for your garden

June 6, 2008 5:03:04 PM PDT
The Governor recently declared a statewide drought which means we all have to start conserving water. But does that mean we have to let our gardens die and become brown?

The garden columnist for Organic Style magazine and Pacific Sun newspaper, Dirt Diva Annie Spiegelman, has the answers.

Tips for saving water and money:

  • Stop watering the sidewalk, adjust your sprinklers.
  • Install a drip watering system.
  • Water early in the morning
  • Water deeper to get the roots and water less often.

    "Drought resistant" doesn't have to mean cactus. Some suggestions of colorful drought resistant plants:

  • Pineapple Sage
  • Gaura
  • Yarrow
  • Scented geranium
  • Euphorbia
  • Globe Mallow
  • Heuchera

    What is a Dirt Diva?

    A dirt DIVA is a fashionista who worships the worm, and gets as excited by a Macys Semi-Annual shoe sale as she does a free bucket of aged horse manure," proclaims Spiegelman.

    For more information: www.dirtdiva.com