Go Drought Tolerant 2018

Planting season is about 90 days away, and we are still in the midst of a drought. We’ve only had 1 1/2 days of rain since February 2017, and “the chances of precipitation are below normal in southern, southwestern and western states from Florida to California” says Thomas Geyer at Quad City Times.

Global warming is real, and it looks like we will have above normal temperatures this winter.  If water conservation measures are again mandated by Governor Jerry Brown, we should start by changing our landscaping to be drought tolerant.

I was visiting a local wholesale nursery and put this collection of drought tolerants that would look great together. Add some gravel over the ground and you have a beautifully landscaped yard that will save you money and conserve water.

In the back row (left to right) is Red Yucca, Museum Palo Verde, Hesperaloe parviflora, Totem cactus; middle row Variegated Smooth Agave, Thin Leaf Yucca; front row Echinocactus, Smooth Agave, Agave Murpheyi Variegated.

Aloe Vera 1 gallon

Smooth Agave 1 gallon

The prices of these plants start at $5.05.