drought gardening

In Tami Reece’s San Luis Obispo County Telegram Tribune piece on Drought-Tolerant Plants she starts by providing her readers with 5 key tips, one of which is “Plant Carpet roses on Slopes”.  She goes on to highlight a garden in Santa Margarita CA that, despite the drought, is lush with vibrant colors and blooms.

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Are you ready to blow away a few drought gardening myths?

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In a normal year for rain, April showers bring May flowers, and then summer rains continue to bring more blooms and lush foliage. But this year, drought conditions are likely to make gardening a little more challenging.

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Drought tolerant roses

Growing Gorgeous Roses

December 18, 2014

Here we are, at the year’s end, sitting back and thinking a little about the last twelve months. We probably should be taking stock of our personal and/or working lives, but it’s a lot more fun to focus on the garden.

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Here’s something we gardeners should keep in mind year round – that whatever climate we currently enjoy, we must never loose sight of the possibility of dry times ahead. Do we rip everything out and replace it with rock mulch and yuccas? No, thanks to this IMPish approach: Irrigation (done well), Mulch, and Plants. It […]

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