Adding plants and flowers to your garden can be great for landscaping. But what do you do when your plants are struggling in the summer and require massive amounts of water just to survive? One good option would be to do away with most of them and replace them with these drought-resistant alternatives:
• Native to Morocco, the Star of Madeira is a stunningly vibrant plant that blooms from spring to summer, and requires no irrigation whatsoever during the summer months.
• If you own a wildlife garden, and you’re looking for the best low-water plants to add, the Emu Bush is a virtually indispensable choice. This plant is irresistible to most pollinators, and its beautiful, bright blooms don’t need much water to thrive.
• The butterfly bush’s blossoms are extremely fragrant, and usually attract lots of butterflies that your children will love to play with. Impressively drought-tolerant, this plant will enchant you with its beauty all the way until late summer and early fall.
• Finally, thyme is a great choice for a ground cover that keeps your garden green without the need for constant irrigation. Anything from silver thyme to ground-covering woolly thyme will give you the effect you need without having to water them daily.
In most cases, all of these plants will do extremely well in areas where you get close to 300 days of sunshine per year. In fact, some of them will rarely need watering at all, and can thrive on just the regular amount of annual precipitation you get in your area.
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