Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) add spicy color against golden grasses in a garden in Tiburon, California, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects (arterrallp.com). The plants tolerate drought but flower best with some water in summer and excellent drainage in light sandy soil.

Top 50 Water-Wise Plants

Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) in Tiburon, California, Arterra Landscape Architects

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants | With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve always assumed that your yard was too dry, too shady, or that the soil was too sandy to support such beautiful plants—guess again. In fact, these common problems may just inspire you to get more creative with your plant picks. With expert advice and care...

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants | With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve always assumed that your yard was too dry, too shady, or that the soil was too sandy to support such beautiful plants—guess again. In fact, these common problems may just inspire you to get more creative with your plant picks. With expert advice and care...

If you have a sunny, dry spot in your garden, these plants will survive any drought conditions.

6 Drought Tolerant Perennials for My Secret Garden

Pro Pick: Dianthus | With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve always assumed that your yard was too dry, too shady, or that the soil was too sandy to support such beautiful plants—guess again. In fact, these common problems may just inspire you to get more creative with your plant picks. With expert advice and care...

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants

Pro Pick: Dianthus | With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve always assumed that your yard was too dry, too shady, or that the soil was too sandy to support such beautiful plants—guess again. In fact, these common problems may just inspire you to get more creative with your plant picks. With expert advice and care...

Old bucket planted with lavender.  Good choice for gardens with clay soil.  Lavender likes a sandy soil, so you can customize the soil in the bucket easily.

Old bucket planted with lavender. Good choice for gardens with clay soil. Lavender likes a sandy soil, so you can customize the soil in the bucket easily.

Top 10 Plants for Sandy Soil: Crape Myrtle

Since water runs right through sandy soil, the growing conditions are rather dry, even if the area gets a lot of rain. These 10 plants don’t seem to mind.

This butterfly magnet is one of the longest flowering perennials -- up to 4 weeks. Stunning pink flowers with fringed edges cover each plant. Dianthus, also called pinks, are members of the carnation family and have a pleasant clove-like fragrance. 'Firewitch' loves normal to sandy soils and easily tolerates hot dry summers. Plants grow in spreading low mats, reaching 10 to 12 inches tall. Care tip: After the plants have bloomed, shear off the faded flowers and stems (a couple inches off…

Drought-Tolerant Groundcovers

Good post on 'best plants for rock gardens'

Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Plants that don't require much water benefit gardeners in numerous ways. This is especially true for gardeners who live in areas with watering restrictions and those who travel frequently. Regardless of your reason, choosing perennial groundcovers that do

Great ground cover for slopes, sunny spots, rock gardens where other plants won't grow in poor sandy soil. The mounding is tight and it will prevent weeds from growing - Delosperma cooperi

Great ground cover for slopes, sunny spots, rock gardens where other plants won't grow in poor sandy soil. The mounding is tight and it will prevent weeds from growing - Delosperma cooperi

If you have a sunny, dry spot in your garden, these plants will survive any drought conditions.

6 Drought Tolerant Perennials for My Secret Garden

Six drought tolerant perennials to use in a hot, sunny location - coneflowers, yarrow, artemesia and Russian sage

Plant these perennials that bring unique and pretty color to your garden. These aren't classic perennials, but rather unique flowers that will make your garden beds truly special. Our favorite perennials include baptista, malva, bergenia and sea holly.

The 15 Most Underused Perennials

Plant these perennials that bring unique and pretty color to your garden. These aren't classic perennials, but rather unique flowers that will make your garden beds truly special. Our favorite perennials include baptista, malva, bergenia and sea holly.

Pinterest
Search