|Roses are often thought as being wimpy, |
but I find them on many foreclosures. The
white ones with pink blush seem to be
When you live in semi-arid (read that as what most people call a desert) place it makes sense to use plants that don't need a lot of water. I have taken classes and read books on the subject, but the best information I have found on the drought resistant plants is from foreclosed homes.
Here are some of the tough plants I have found, tell me what you think:
|Apricots are the most drought hardy of the common fruit|
trees. This one has gone at least two and a half years
without human irrigation.
|Hollyhocks reseed freely and I find scraggly survivors every-|
where. This one is flowering better than most seedlings,
likely because of the soil storing extra water from the
|Lavender thrives on the dry, even after a|
couple of years.