Do you live in an area that has been affected by drought?
You may be surprised at the answer. Periods of drought aren’t uncommon for those of us who live in the Western United States, but more recently drought has expanded to some other areas that may surprise you.
Drought tolerant gardening is rapidly becoming a very popular way to garden. Contrary to what some people may think, drought tolerant gardens are low-maintenance, easy to care for, use far less resources and can be beautiful.
Photo: Agave, mesquite and salvias.
Drought tolerant gardens are a great choice for any landscape because they are much more self-sufficient and sustainable than other landscapes. Even if drought has not affected your area, that doesn’t mean that it won’t in the future.
*This week, I will be doing a series of radio interviews about drought tolerant gardening for radio stations in Oregon, Texas and Alabama.
I must admit to being a little nervous since I have not done a radio interview before and I have four to do this week. I think that it should be easier than being on TV since I don’t have to worry about what I’m wearing or if my hair is messed up 😉
Photo: Agave, saguaro, wildflowers and yucca.
No matter if you live in California where many areas are experiencing exceptional drought, the Southwest or wherever you live, the principles of drought tolerant gardening are the same.
Photo: Landscape filled with drought tolerant plants and limited amount of grass.
I recently shared 10 tips for drought tolerant gardens in an article for Birds & Blooms where I serve as the garden blogger, which you can read here.
Whether you implement 1 or all of the 10 tips, you will be increasing the sustainability of your landscape.
I encourage you to take a little time to read the 10 tips and then come back later this week, when I will share with some of my favorite drought tolerant plants.
Wish me luck on my first radio interview tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it goes…
For more information on drought tolerant gardening, click here.