Water Resistant Plants
Weston Dean Custom Homes, one of the premier New Braundels Custom Home Builders
, shared Part 1 last week of the best flowers to incorporate into your new homes garden that can withstand the Texas heat. Here are the final 7 plants to consider adding to your homes garden.
7. Miss Molly Butterfly Bush- The Butterfly Bush brings on twice the color with its pollinator beckoning blooms. These flowers are sweetly fragrant and lure in butterflies, hummingbirds and a host of other insects to the garden. This plant is not only drought tolerant, but deer resistant as well.
8. California Wild Lilac- This plant will add a beautiful shade of blue to the exterior of your home. These dense flower clusters make this shrub stand out in the landscape and will also beckon the butterflies and pollinators, as they fill the air with fragrance. The secret to the success of this plant is not watering already established plants in the summer.
9. Jerusalem Sage- Most homeowners love the look of sage in their garden. The silvery stems and felt-backed leaves contrast nicely and look well when paired with other colored flowers. This plant is an excellent choice and can withstand any type of winter that may come.
10. Thyme- Thyme is a wonderful option for ground cover that doesn’t need daily watering once it is established. Thyme is well known for being the plat that blankets hillsides in Greece and covering them with pink shades in the spring.
11. Rose Cone Flower- This is a flower that you will want in your garden, if you want a beautiful option with the least likely amount to kill it. This Australian shrub is deerproof, drought tolerant and leaves you with beautiful blossoms. Blooms appear in late winter and spring for this flower and when the flowers fade, it leaves itself with wood, knobby fruits for, also known as drumsticks.
12. Neon Showy Stonecrop- This plant is a crowd pleaser and a reliable favorite for drought-tolerant color. The neon color pumps up the pink with magenta infused blooms atop 2-foot sturdy stems. The leaves to this flower will turn a beautiful bright gold in the fall as it nears the end of its flowering cycle. All of the flower heads fade to mahogany brown and remain in place to add a pop of color to your garden in the winter.
13. Ceanothus Griseus- The common name on this ceanothus is a real mouthful: Diamond Heights Variegated Carmel Creeper. This ground cover unfurls bright yellow leaves with a splash of dark green. The yellow tints glow brightest in warm weather on plants in full sun. Green dominates in winter or heavily shaded plantings. Diamond Heights can withstand full sun in coastal areas, but needs shade in hotter locales.
Hopefully these 13 low water plants will have your home garden and landscape in full bloom for years to come, with minimal maintenance!
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