Drought-resistant gardening ideas
enpriant
February 19, 2013
I have a plot of ground--33 ft x 2.5 ft, against the front of our white house, that I would like to fill with long-blooming, drought-resistant perennials. We live in W. Africa and have a temperature range of 60-110+ degrees, average in the low 90s. Even though it is narrow strip, I would like to work with two rows of plants. I really enjoy salvia, and would like combinations of blues, white, and yellow--but open to other things as well. One consideration is that I would probably have to start things from seed. Thank you for any suggestions!
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
ASVInteriors
I don't know much about drought resistant tropical plants but lived in w Africa as a kid so I do know the range of plants. However I founds this article that might start you off. You would,have to look up the plants by image to see if they have your colours http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110813:drought-resistant-garden&catid=190:gardening&Itemid=717
1 Like    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 2:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tforward
Have you tried roses? I live in Texas and the heat is brutal. More, my house is west facing, meaning I take that hot, hot Texas sun for close to 8 hours daily. My flower bed/garden faces west. I planted roses and they can take the heat. No matter how hot or dry, they thrive. Also, another plant called an oleander can handle it as well. I don't know if it is available to you, but you look at that plant...it grows! It does not require hardly any water and absolutely no fertilizer. Its blooms come in white and few shades of pink.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 2:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
decoenthusiaste
Check out xeriscape for low-water low-maintenance plants.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 2:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Arlene Warda, Architect
How about herbs, as ground cover... Like creeping rosemary! you get the scent of it and it still covers all the ground!...I am sure there are many others!..
1 Like    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 3:46PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Modern landscaping ideas needed!
We moved into our new home 2 months ago and have started...
Erica Garza
Need ideas how to landscape our front yard
My hubby and I just finished designing and building...
chelseabeagle
Rooftop Terrance Garden Ideas
Me and my family are refurbishing our own house. We...
Gloria Tetelepta
Exterior House Color and Garden ideas
We would like to change the colour of our house. Any...
Megilly
More Discussions
Inexpensive ideas to change our patio to a simple and useful space.
We have a four-season room that juts out on the west...
grannyrrk
Does this sconce work with this chandelier?
Trying to pick out a sconce to go with our chandelier...
magsmayers
Backsplash for white kitchen cabinet and creamy caesarstone (Dreamy Ma
I need help picking colored backsplash for kitchen...
asiandog
Sofa dilemma
Here's a very good example of our interior design approach Even...
Vanguard development LA
Do these pillows match??
Help! I'm not good with matching. Do these yellow pillows...
schillinger
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™