Drought-Tolerant Plants

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Re: Drought-Tolerant Plants

Postby wildrose » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:14 am

It's about time for the local nurseries to stock up on plants for the spring. Hopefully there will be plenty of drought-tolerant plants to help us to save water while keeping our yards green and attractive. I'm hoping to add at least three new shrubs this year.
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Re: Drought-Tolerant Plants

Postby drdesert » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:52 am

wildrose: I'll be looking for plants that use very little water and which can handle the heat. Not sure what will be available, but I'd really like some brittlebush if it's in stock. There are a few others that would be really nice to have, but that's my number one go to plant this year.
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Re: Drought-Tolerant Plants

Postby twister » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:18 am

I didn't see much available by way of drought tolerant native plants this year. At least not locally. Very disappointing that the local stores don't do much to help out in this regards.
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Re: Drought-Tolerant Plants

Postby drdesert » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:28 am

You can always order seeds online. Even Amazon has a pretty good selection of seeds. Then again, I rarely have good luck with seed although that's probably because I don't follow directions as precisely as I should.
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Re: Drought-Tolerant Plants

Postby panamint_patty » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:34 am

drdesert: There's no doubt that some seeds are easier to sprout than others. There are some that will sprout in less than a week with a high success rate and there are others that take three weeks and the success rate is very low. And then there are seeds which require freezing, cooking, or scarification. I stick to the easy seeds myself since I don't have the patience for the difficult stuff.
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Re: Drought-Tolerant Plants

Postby wabbit » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:06 am

RHOEO - Drought tolerant plants - How to grow and propagation - Greg The Gardener
Looks like a good plant, but it's only hardy down to twenty degrees, but that's lower than it usual gets in Trona and so it's probably safe to try this one out.
https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/650/
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Re: Drought-Tolerant Plants

Postby shotgunmary » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:27 am

With the cost of water going up and possible restrictions on how much water we can use, drought-tolerant plants become more and more something we must think about. A yard without plants is too barren for my tastes. It's not really a home without them.
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