Drought tolerant plants for a water wise garden recognising water wise plants. Care should be taken not to over water aloes which may increase their susceptibility to disease.
Being able to easily identify drought tolerant plants is a great way to build up a water wise garden that is easily manageable given the current water shortage.
Water wise plants drought tolerant gardens. Mar 29 2017 explore pine house edible gardens s board drought tolerant water wise gardens on pinterest. They are straightforward to maintain requiring minimal watering and their predominant color is yellow. Many people are familiar with the aloe vera species.
See more ideas about landscape design garden design native garden. But these plants are not very permanent for me. Perennial zones 3 9 new ones seem to appear every year like jackie and helen johnson.
Check out this list of 12 common drought tolerant vegetables to grow in your vegetable garden. Aloes are hardy beautiful species that can be used as shrubs or as structural plants in water wise gardens. Depending on the species aloe plants typically have gray to bright green leaves sometimes with a striped or mottled appearance.
They are commonly referred to as living stones and that s because they grow and live inside stones. These plants are gorgeous and with a built in water storage device the bulb they are drought tolerant. Water saving vegetable garden in a time of drought the treehugger site covers soil how to plant to save water the three sisters garden companion planting method when plants need water and choosing the right vegetables for drought tolerance.
But jewel aloe soap aloe coral aloe and tiger aloe also make good drought tolerant landscaping plants. As from 1 january 2018 the city of cape town has implemented level 6 water restrictions. This means that saving water and being water wise is not only.
Lithops are by far the most exciting species of outdoor plants that can withstand drought. Numerous species exist in southern africa and a number of hybrids have been cultivated for the market.