Drought-resistant plants for your garden

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

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