Thursday, June 26, 2014

Drought Tolerant Plants for Texas

Sorry for not posting yesterday. It was a very very busy day for me. The past 48 hours saw first preview audiences for "Sense & Sensibility" and also "Into the Woods". Both went fairly well and now I'm back at home taking a morning off with my family.

I also have the morning to journal and do some preliminary planning for my garden next year. As you may know, I'm planning on ripping out my front lawn and planting drought tolerant species that will require far less water and no mowing! Since I have small children who enjoy touching plants and scooting around the garden on their bottoms, I can't plant a compliment of cacti. So I've been looking into a middle ground: flowering, soft foliage that tend to do well and require very little water in the Central and North Texas climate. Below is a preliminary list of drought resistant plants.

Above: Sages, Rudbeckias, Day Lilies, Yarrows, Lavenders

Above: Lavenders, Sages, Rosemary, Thyme

Above: Flowering plants that attract pollinators

Drought Tolerant Plants:
(in no particular order)

Cape Blanco - white succulent ground cover
Angelina - green succulent ground cover
Voodoo - burgundy red succulent ground cover
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)


Anonymous said...

No need to apologize for missing a day. I'm amazed at all you accomplish and am glad you have a chance to do what you enjoy so much.


Michelle said...

I live in the Dallas suburbs, and I've had flowerbeds with both irises and daylilies, where the irises proved to be more drought-tolerant. Irises never seem to make any of those "drought-tolerant plant" lists, but I find them very hardy. They're also great for areas with partial shade.