There are many reasons why gardeners are unable to water their plants as frequently as they would like; there could be water restrictions in their region, the garden plot could be hard to reach, or they are working on conservation and wanting to garden simply by the means of Mother Nature. It doesn’t matter what type of gardener you are – There are many seed, bulb, and perennial plant choices that will tolerate dry conditions and provide a long-lasting, vibrant show of color! For those wildflower gardeners who are trying to establish a beautiful wildflower meadow in a hard to reach area, try planting varieties such as Wild Sunflowers, Blue Cornflower/Bachelor Button, Farewell to Spring, Plains Coreopsis, Cosmos, Blanket Flower, Blazing Star, and more. If you can’t decide which varieties to plant, try our Dry Area Wildflower Mix – It is comprised of 25 different wildflowers, both annuals and perennials that are drought tolerant and designed to bloom all season long. A wildflower meadow is a perfect solution for a large area that is hard to water – It will become a dependable, show-stopping source of color for years and years. Those who love the full, gorgeous blooms of spring-planted bulbs, but are unable to water regularly, should try varieties such as Mexican Shellflower Bulbs, Purple Shamrock Bulbs, Double Tuberosa The Pearl bulbs, or Firecracker Flowers Pink Diamond. These bulbs will not only do well in dry conditions, but each variety boasts unique, showy blooms. Gardeners that tend to fill their beds with perennial plants, but have dry conditions, should try varieties such as Yarrow, Butterfly Weed, Baptisia, Lavender, Catmint, Echinacea, Yucca, Russian Sage, Hostas, and more. These perennial varieties will tolerate dry conditions and will provide you with a dependable, long-lasting garden. Although many plants prefer regular watering, there are endless options and opportunities for gardeners that have limited water supply or access to their gardens. Happy Gardening!
March 29, 2012.