Asparagus Fern~ drought and heat-tolerant, deer resistant, and they look like a sea serpent. by mae
mae
mae Asparagus Fern~ drought and heat-tolerant, deer resistant, and they look like a sea serpent.
art and paper
Advertisement
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. by marcia
marcia
marcia 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.
Favorites
10 drought & heat tolerant plants/flowers via Southern Living by millie
millie
millie 10 drought & heat tolerant plants/flowers via Southern Living
Party Decor
Fill cracks and crevices with drought-tolerant plants for a been-there-forever look by millie
millie
millie Fill cracks and crevices with drought-tolerant plants for a been-there-forever look
Party Decor
COREOPSIS 'MOONBEAM' - plant in full sun; thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils; tolerant of heat, humidity & drought; blooms all summer. by francine
francine
francine COREOPSIS 'MOONBEAM' - plant in full sun; thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils; tolerant of heat, humidity & drought; blooms all summer.
Favorites
Sedum spathulifolium: "tolerates heat, humidity, drought, wind, coastal conditions & clay soil... deer & bunnies won’t mess with it. [can by graciela
graciela
graciela Sedum spathulifolium: "tolerates heat, humidity, drought, wind, coastal conditions & clay soil... deer & bunnies won’t mess with it. [can
butterfly party
"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." by francine
francine
francine "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."
Favorites
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 from last year’s growth. by lea
lea
lea 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 from last year’s growth.
Favorites
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 by Kay Berry
Kay Berry
Kay Berry 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
Favorites
Look like the friendly deer in my yard :) by arl53
arl53
arl53 Look like the friendly deer in my yard :)
Favorites
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 by barbara.stone
barbara.stone
barbara.stone 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
Garden Party
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 by christa
christa
christa 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
Flora
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. by flossie
flossie
flossie 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.
Favorites
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. by robert
robert
robert 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.
Favorites
Golden nudibranch, look like the caterpillars of the sea! by hummingbird8089
hummingbird8089
hummingbird8089 Golden nudibranch, look like the caterpillars of the sea!
Favorites
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. by idlework
idlework
idlework 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.
Favorites
i think i want one of the cursive ones for "look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it" by jannie
jannie
jannie i think i want one of the cursive ones for "look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it"
pretty people
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. by lindsey
lindsey
lindsey 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.
My Garden
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. by marcia
marcia
marcia 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.
Favorites
A walk along an urban trail is an education in diversity. You'll pass people of many nationalities and dress with one thing in common: they need exercise outdoors. You may notice that the plant world along the way is also inhabited by species from far away places.    Vinca, an evergreen ground cover vine that now inhabits much of North America, is actually native to parts of Europe, North Africa and western Asia. The name was probably derived from a Latin word meaning "to bind." Certainly, as a ground cover, it is very effective for erosion control. In addition, David MacKenzie in Perennial Ground Covers says the tough runners used to be twisted together to form rope.    The trailing, vine-like plant is in the Dogbane family, along with Bluestar (Amsonia spp.), Asiatic Jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum), Confederate Jasmine (T. jasminoides) and Mandevilla. Mature height as a ground cover is usually from 8" to 18". The runners root as they go. Flowers may be blue, white or burgundy, depending upon the cultivar. Vinca prefers moist soil in partial shade to full shade, but will also tolerate sun and drought. It is deer resistant.    Two species of Vinca are commonly available: Vinca major and Vinca minor.    Vinca major is so named because the flowers and leaves are larger and the runners longer than Vinca minor. Its common name is Bigleaf Periwinkle. Leaves are oval, green or variegated, 1" wide and approximately 2" long. Simple flowers are up to 2" diameter. It is reliably hardy in USDA climate zones 6 through 9. Recommended soil pH is 5.6 to 7.8. In addition to its effectiveness as a ground cover, it is a fine subject for hanging baskets. Plant 8" to 12"    Vinca minor is commonly known as dwarf periwinkle, creeping myrtle, or death myrtle. V. minor does contain toxic substances, but MacKenzie says that "during the Middle Ages, the heads of criminals who were to be executed were adorned with stems of V. minor, hence the Italian name Fiore di morte (flower of death)." Foliage is about 3/4" wide and 1" long. Mature height is less than V. major; about 4". Evergreen foliage is deep green and shiny. It is fine for erosion control in medium-sized areas provided that water does not flow with such force that the plants are dislodged before established. Vinca minor is hardy in USDA climate zones 4 through 8. Recommended soil pH is 6.1 to 7.8. Plant 6" to 12" apart.    Vinca does well in shallow soil, even where tree roots make it impossible to cultivate. But if possible, prepare the planting bed by cultivating at least 4" deep, removing all traces of weeds. Composted manure may be incorporated into the soil. Fertilizer may be used. If you choose to do so, incorporate 10-10-10 fertilizer at a rate of no more 2 lbs. per 100 square feet into the top 4" of soil. Avoid synthetic fertilizers contacting any part of your plants.    Vinca can be planted any time you have a shovel handy, even bare root plants. It is very tough. Nevertheless, you should water occasionally until the plants become established to avoid drought stress. Maintenance is minimal. Vinca has few pest and disease problems, and tolerates poor soil.    Because it is so common, some folks think that Vinca is over-used, even invasive. But I don't agree; I'm all about diversity. It does what a ground cover is supposed to do; it covers ground. Vinca is popular because it is effective, attractive, and requires little or no maintenance.    Return to Vinca at goGardenNow.com.  Posted by John Marshall at 7:48 AM 0 comments Links to this post  Labels: drought tolerant plants, ground covers, low maintenance perennial, vinca by marcia
marcia
marcia A walk along an urban trail is an education in diversity. You'll pass people of many nationalities and dress with one thing in common: they need exercise outdoors. You may notice that the plant world along the way is also inhabited by species from far away places. Vinca, an evergreen ground cover vine that now inhabits much of North America, is actually native to parts of Europe, North Africa and western Asia. The name was probably derived from a Latin word meaning "to bind." Certainly, as a ground cover, it is very effective for erosion control. In addition, David MacKenzie in Perennial Ground Covers says the tough runners used to be twisted together to form rope. The trailing, vine-like plant is in the Dogbane family, along with Bluestar (Amsonia spp.), Asiatic Jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum), Confederate Jasmine (T. jasminoides) and Mandevilla. Mature height as a ground cover is usually from 8" to 18". The runners root as they go. Flowers may be blue, white or burgundy, depending upon the cultivar. Vinca prefers moist soil in partial shade to full shade, but will also tolerate sun and drought. It is deer resistant. Two species of Vinca are commonly available: Vinca major and Vinca minor. Vinca major is so named because the flowers and leaves are larger and the runners longer than Vinca minor. Its common name is Bigleaf Periwinkle. Leaves are oval, green or variegated, 1" wide and approximately 2" long. Simple flowers are up to 2" diameter. It is reliably hardy in USDA climate zones 6 through 9. Recommended soil pH is 5.6 to 7.8. In addition to its effectiveness as a ground cover, it is a fine subject for hanging baskets. Plant 8" to 12" Vinca minor is commonly known as dwarf periwinkle, creeping myrtle, or death myrtle. V. minor does contain toxic substances, but MacKenzie says that "during the Middle Ages, the heads of criminals who were to be executed were adorned with stems of V. minor, hence the Italian name Fiore di morte (flower of death)." Foliage is about 3/4" wide and 1" long. Mature height is less than V. major; about 4". Evergreen foliage is deep green and shiny. It is fine for erosion control in medium-sized areas provided that water does not flow with such force that the plants are dislodged before established. Vinca minor is hardy in USDA climate zones 4 through 8. Recommended soil pH is 6.1 to 7.8. Plant 6" to 12" apart. Vinca does well in shallow soil, even where tree roots make it impossible to cultivate. But if possible, prepare the planting bed by cultivating at least 4" deep, removing all traces of weeds. Composted manure may be incorporated into the soil. Fertilizer may be used. If you choose to do so, incorporate 10-10-10 fertilizer at a rate of no more 2 lbs. per 100 square feet into the top 4" of soil. Avoid synthetic fertilizers contacting any part of your plants. Vinca can be planted any time you have a shovel handy, even bare root plants. It is very tough. Nevertheless, you should water occasionally until the plants become established to avoid drought stress. Maintenance is minimal. Vinca has few pest and disease problems, and tolerates poor soil. Because it is so common, some folks think that Vinca is over-used, even invasive. But I don't agree; I'm all about diversity. It does what a ground cover is supposed to do; it covers ground. Vinca is popular because it is effective, attractive, and requires little or no maintenance. Return to Vinca at goGardenNow.com. Posted by John Marshall at 7:48 AM 0 comments Links to this post Labels: drought tolerant plants, ground covers, low maintenance perennial, vinca
Favorites
Deep sea green hair.  I like this whole look, actually... by fomeyn
fomeyn
fomeyn Deep sea green hair. I like this whole look, actually...
Favorites
How to make any glass look like sea glass (tutorial) by maria.t.rogers
maria.t.rogers
maria.t.rogers How to make any glass look like sea glass (tutorial)
Crafty/How To/DIY Stuff
I really want Randy and I to get a picture with the Elk at the lodge.  I like the "deer in headlights" look.  Ironic by caroline
caroline
caroline I really want Randy and I to get a picture with the Elk at the lodge. I like the "deer in headlights" look. Ironic
My Wedding
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. by traci
traci
traci 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.
Favorites
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD... He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit."  Jeremiah 17:7-8 by JohannaCantrell
JohannaCantrell
JohannaCantrell "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD... He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17:7-8
So True
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 by Bon-Ton
Bon-Ton
Bon-Ton 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
Home & Garden
Asparagus Mushroom Sauté -   - 2 cups asparagus (cleaned & cut in quarters) - 1 cup mushrooms (cleaned, trimmed & cut in quarts) - 2 springs fresh rosemary (minced) - 1 tablespoon olive oil - 1 teaspoon sea salt to taste - 1 teaspoon black pepper to taste - dash cayenne pepper to taste  Preparation - In frying pan, place olive oil & bring to high heat. - Sauteed asparagus & mushrooms. - Add seasoning to taste. - When vegetables are tender remove from heat.  Serve by ozarksgirl
ozarksgirl
ozarksgirl Asparagus Mushroom Sauté - - 2 cups asparagus (cleaned & cut in quarters) - 1 cup mushrooms (cleaned, trimmed & cut in quarts) - 2 springs fresh rosemary (minced) - 1 tablespoon olive oil - 1 teaspoon sea salt to taste - 1 teaspoon black pepper to taste - dash cayenne pepper to taste Preparation - In frying pan, place olive oil & bring to high heat. - Sauteed asparagus & mushrooms. - Add seasoning to taste. - When vegetables are tender remove from heat. Serve
yummy food recipes
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD... He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit."  Jeremiah 17:7-8 by cherylP**
cherylP**
cherylP** "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD... He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17:7-8
Favorites
I always imagined that the spirit of a forest would look like a elegant deer. Maybe it's because I watched so many Miyazaki's movies. by Design by Humans
Design by Humans
Design by Humans I always imagined that the spirit of a forest would look like a elegant deer. Maybe it's because I watched so many Miyazaki's movies.
Clothing
Recycled glass countertop! Sooooooo perfect! Heat resistant so you can sit dishes on it straight from the oven, you can cut on it, and it doesn't stain or hold bacteria like granite and concrete countertops! Hmmm... by marsha
marsha
marsha Recycled glass countertop! Sooooooo perfect! Heat resistant so you can sit dishes on it straight from the oven, you can cut on it, and it doesn't stain or hold bacteria like granite and concrete countertops! Hmmm...
Favorites
I always imagined that the spirit of a forest would look like a elegant deer. Maybe it's because I watched so many Miyazaki's movies. by Design by Humans
Design by Humans
Design by Humans I always imagined that the spirit of a forest would look like a elegant deer. Maybe it's because I watched so many Miyazaki's movies.
Clothing