The Brilliant, Drought-Tolerant Pincushion

Consisting of 50 species of flowering plants native of the scrub, forests, and mountain slopes of South Africa, leucospermum (pincushion) can be a perfect fit in your drought-tolerant garden. Generally a neatly rounded shrub, its brilliant red, orange or yellow flower heads and pin-like protrusions grab attention, and give this special plant its common name. …

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Add Beauty & Save Water with The Mighty Leucadendron

The drought-tolerant Leucadendron is the perfect plant for adding striking, and lasting character to your garden, while keeping your water bill down. With over 80 species, these natives of South Africa, can be shrubs or small, upright, erect trees. Usually growing 3-4′ tall, some species {like Safari Sunshine} reach 6-8′. A few {like Silver Tree} …

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Conserve Water With Hydrozoning

Hydrozoning is the strategic grouping of plants based on their needs, in order to conserve water. A system like this allows for more efficient irrigation schedules, which better satisfy each plant’s needs, while helping to avoid over- and under-watering. Water Intensive Zones should be closest to the house, near the water source, and receive more …

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Early June is a Great Time for Planting Herbs and Summer Annuals.

Herbs. This is the perfect time of the year to plant herbs like oregano, rosemary and thyme. Herbs like these grow very well in pots and containers. They also thrive in a mix of shady and sunny locations. Summer Annuals. Plant summer annuals in beds with plenty of sunshine. Great options include cosmos, marigolds, salvia, …

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