Asparagus Fern~ drought and heat-tolerant, deer resistant, and they look like a sea serpent.
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Drought Resistant Garden--You won't have to worry about dragging the hose to water this garden during the summer. Stocked with heat and drought tolerant plants.
Forgiving succulents are both heat and drought tolerant, so they'll look great all summer long, and gorgeous
Yarrow. 6-12" drought tolerant. Blooms spring-fall, deer resistant, plant in full sun. YARROW: This herb makes your grass extra spongy. It feels really cool to walk on with bare feet.
Fill cracks and crevices with drought-tolerant plants for a been-there-forever look
How low maintenance is this?(Very!) Drought tolerant plants add softness to stepping stones and create a great look.
COREOPSIS 'MOONBEAM' - plant in full sun; thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils; tolerant of heat, humidity & drought; blooms all summer.
Sedum spathulifolium: "tolerates heat, humidity, drought, wind, coastal conditions & clay soil... deer & bunnies won’t mess with it. [can
"A romantic cottage look: fragrant catmint (Nepeta sp), perennial sage (Salvia sp). and lilac alliums. This is a great drought-tolerant summer trio for full sun."
Lenten Roses: They prefer light shade. Soil: Plants thrive in well-drained soil, with lots of organic matter to retain some moisture. Plants do not like wet soil. Established plants are drought-tolerant. Fertilizer: They don’t struggle at all if they are not fed but will flourish if you provide a balanced slow-release fertilizer. Pests/diseases: Deer- and vole-proof; no diseases Grooming: Once new foliage emerges, cut away any tattered foliage
Blanketflower-Blanketflower is a heat- and drought-tolerant wildflower that provides long-lasting color in a sunny border with poor soil. Its daisylike, 3-inch wide, single or double flowers bloom through the summer and into the fall.Zones 3-8
Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under't'' (William Shakespeare)
Texas Sage: drought resistant, hard to kill, summer-fall bloomer~The sage in bloom is like perfume....Deep in the heart of TEXAS!
Tough, drought-tolerant succulents are a perfect way dress up gates, fences, walls, and doors. To create a living wreath like the one shown....love the heart shaped, would be pretty on my front door
Butterfly Bush (Zone 5 9 ) is a fast grower with droopy, graceful panticles of pink, yellow, white, or purple flowers that bloom in summer. 5 10 tall, drought and heat tolerant. Plant in full sun. Prune hard in late winter as flowers emerge from new growth. Attracts
Yarrow Not only does yarrow tolerate heat and drought like a champion, but this easy-growing perennial is also a great cut flower -- and deer, rabbits, and most other pests won't touch it. It comes in a number of varieties with blooms in shades of yellow, orange, red, pink, and white. Name: Achillea varieties Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall Zones: 3-9 Tips for Growing Yarrow PREV 3/16
Moss Verbena may end up being your favorite groundcover. It grows between 6 to 12 inches tall, but has a spreading capability of up to 5 feet. It's easy to grow, is drought and heat tolerant, attracts butterflies and comes in blue, purple and white flowers.
Pretty in Pink Paler shades of pink can appear washed out, especially in the heat of high summer. Add magenta to the mix, however, and it really comes to life. The cushion of rockery pinks (Dianthus sp, USDA zone varies) in the foreground is joined by other drought-tolerant plants in this sun-loving combination.
i think i want one of the cursive ones for "look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it"
Reblooming hydrangeas do best in a spot that gets morning sun and afternoon shade. Like other hydrangeas, they prefer moist, well-drained soil that has a lot of organic matter in it. The plants aren't very drought tolerant, so you'll probably need to water them during dry spells.
Amsonia hubrichtii is native to eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas. It is tolerant of moist soils and is quite drought tolerant once established. Flowers are sky blue, star shaped and develop in clusters at the end of each branch in early spring. Leaves are needle-like on upright stems: foliage is bright green in summer and in fall explodes to a golden yellow. Amsonia grows to 3 feet high.
Fargesia A non running clumping bamboo thats evergreen and fast growing. Depending on the variety can range from 6-8' to 12-18' tall. Did I mention its shade tolerant AND deer resistant? Beautiful soft texture complements other shade loving broadleaf and needled evergreens well.
I really want Randy and I to get a picture with the Elk at the lodge. I like the "deer in headlights" look. Ironic
The Good Grips silicone basting brush acts like a natural bristle brush, but its silicone bristles are heat and odor resistant and fully cleanable. $9.99
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Dryopteris lacera 'Gotemba Crested' (Gotemba Crested Lacerate Wood Fern) The 2' tall evergreen fronds that compose the 2' tall x 2' wide deer-resistant clump are crested on both the terminals and tips of each pinnae...a lovely woodland garden specimen. Average to slightly moist soils are best.
"Here in California and other arid states, we're really having to watch our water. But that does not mean that we have to forego lush, colorful, flowery gardens! Thanks to California native plants and many varieties from other dry climates like the Mediterranean and Australia, we have a huge selection of drought tolerant flowering shrubs and perennials to choose from."