When we talk about gardens, many people have a vision of a lush, green space. Yet, not all of us live in places where growing such garden is possible or sustainable. Given the climate changes and evident temperature rise, droughts are expected to occur more frequently in the future and you should plan your garden with this in mind. Fortunately, there are plenty of plants that are decorative and easy to maintain, while not requiring a lot of water.
- Xeriscaping is a form of landscaping utilizing grasses and plants that can decrease water use.
- Sharon Wesley is a favorite of florists and comes in fuchsia, pink, white, and orange.
- Kanga Red is a fuzzy flower that comes in yellow and peach varieties.
“Almost 98% of the land across 11 Western states is abnormally dry, and more than 90% is covered by some category of drought, the worst levels in the U.S. Drought Monitor’s 21-year history.”