While most homeowners would love a garden in full bloom, the cost of maintaining one may be too steep a price to pay. But with these plant varieties that only require a small amount of water, you can have a blooming garden without the normal costs it entails.
A towering flowering plants with a velvet look and fuzzy ears gives your garden a soft look. Aside from being able to thrive with little to no water at all, lamb’s ears is also a very flexible plant which can grow in full or partial sun and in the poorest of soils.
It might be classified as an evergreen but its arboreus variety also known as the Catalina Mountain Lilac blooms shocking blue flowers in spring. Meanwhile, its white counterpart known as the New Jersey Tea give fragrant white flowers in clusters. It’s a drought-tolerant species which can also act as a focal point for your garden.
This drought-tolerant plant not only will slash off your water bill but will also give you a butterfly garden. As it blooms clusters of deep yellow flowers from May to September, see butterflies especially monarchs hover over it.
Tower of Jewels
While this majestic tower of red blooms is categorized for zones 9-11, there have been success stories of having these towers bloom in zone 8. This drought-tolerant tower is also a natural attractant for birds, bees and butterflies.
Growing in clusters of golden yellow, this drought-tolerant plant can thrive in both full sun and light shade. It does not need a lot of water to survive and is most happy when it’s at the hottest temperatures.
With these plant options, get a blooming garden without the exorbitant water bill. If you’re unsure whether these plants can thrive in the kind of garden soil you have, call us today for a free expert advice straight from our seasoned landscape artists!