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Planting: Drought Tolerant Garden

Northern California drought-tolerant garden ~ grasses, artemisia, succulents, Russian sage, & verbena bonariensis; contrast of texture & form create a lot of visual interest, heights lead the eye from front to back. . . . . ღTrish W ~ . . . .

from Balcony Garden Web

24 Best Drought Tolerant Plants That Grow In Lack Of Water

All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, there are plants that grow in a lack of water. Check them out.


Best Sellers - Cotton Candy Grass. This colorful ornamental grass creates a sweet, pink cloud in the back of a sunny border or as a stand-alone specimen in a perennial bed. Blooms appear in late summer. A dependable variety, Cotton Candy Grass tolerates heat, humidity, drought and wet conditions with ease. This gorgeous plant has it all – it provides gorgeous foliage throughout the year, is adaptable to practically every climate and can even grow in poor soil.

from The Garden Glove

Great Groundcovers!

Blue fescue is another good choice for grasses used as groundcovers, that are drought tolerant.

from Better Homes and Gardens

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas

Foliage plants shine in this drought-tolerant garden. Many drought-tolerant plants offer less-showy blooms, but make up for it with interesting foliage, such as this Japanese bloodgrass. The combination of grass and concrete in many curb strips doesn't do much to stem water loss, but this planted version catches water before it hits the street. In place of grass, choose drought-tolerant plantings, which are more likely to prevent erosion. Shade, too, can be a necessary element in the fight…