Heat resistant flowers for your new homes lawn
If you searched high and low for New Braunfels custom home builders
and decided on Weston Dean Custom Homes to build your beautiful new home, it is no doubt that you have a stunning new custom home to call your own. Decorating the inside of your home often comes first but the outside of your home is often one of the last things you get to when it comes to making your new home your own.
Living in the hot Texas heat, it can be a struggle to keep plants alive through the sweltering summer months without leaving the sprinkler on 24/7. If this sounds like the situation you find yourself in, then Weston Dean has some wonderful ideas for low water plants that can survive the Texas heat and make your home look beautiful on the outside year round.
1. Glaucous Echeveria – This great plant blends beauty with strong textural appeal. Rosettes of leaves sparkle in silvery-gray and contrast artfully with the bread-like leaves.
2. Star of Medeira- Native to the Madeira Islands off the coast of Morocco, this beautiful plant is eye-catching. From spring to early summer, this vibrant purple flower spikes appear atop stems. This is a great choice for the heat as they are drought tolerant once established and do best with no irrigation in the summer heat.
3. Bird of Paradise- The bright orange or red blossoms of this flower will steal the spotlight in your homes garden, and add to the curb appeal of your new home. This is best used as a shrub or small tree and is best placed away from walkways, as it has thorns.
4. Emu Bush- Also known as the fuchsia bush, the emu bush is a must-have in a hummingbird or wildlife garden. This is an Australian plant that is perfect for spring and summer and is drought resistant, hence its gray coloring.
5.Hot Lips- For a beautiful flower that is heat-loving and drought-tolerant, this plant is a must have for a water wise garden. The color is unbeatable, with stunning red and white bicolor blooms. What makes this plant ideal for Texas is the fact that you will have blooms year round and they will be the heaviest during the summer heat.
6.Balboa Globe Amaranth- This plant has quarter size pink flowers that pop against the silvery leaves. This plant can take the heat, and shows strong heat tolerance in places like Texas where the summer really sizzles. This flower is a butterfly favorite, and the blossoms also dry very easily so they can double as indoor home décor accents.
Check back next week for the final 7 best flowers to incorporate into your garden that can stand the Texas heat and keep the exterior of your home looking brand new.
Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder. For more information call (210) 408-9107.