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10 No Fail Perennials for Low Water Gardens

No matter where you live, being water wise is the smart way to garden. And if you live in drought stricken or prone areas, it’s a must. While I love a gorgeous hydrangea, and roses are amazing, there are plenty of flowering plants that don’t suck down our water resources. These ten no fail perennials for low water gardens fit the bill, are gorgeous as stand alone plants, and come back every year!

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Top 50 water-wise plants

Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) add spicy color against golden grasses in a garden in Tiburon, California, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects ( The plants tolerate drought but flower best with some water in summer and excellent drainage in light sandy soil.

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Water-wise garden design guide

red bottlebrush, lavander, lions tail (orange, drought tolerant) and gaillardia "Arizona Sun" blooms constantly. Leafy reed grass (Calamagrostis foliosa)

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love the wildness of this, like incorporating boulder type rocks and love any and all types of grasses and things that look like grasses

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Desert, Xeriscape and Rock Gardens

Desert, Xeriscape and Rock Gardens: Consider using gravel and timbers rather than grass, and then add plants that thrive in arid conditions. From

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Water-wise garden design guide

Low water, big impact. less maintenance and lower water bills. Design for garden pictured: Arterra Landscape Architects

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5 Cost-Effective Organic Gardening Tricks for a Rewarding Harvest

10 No Fail Perennials for Low Water Gardens! • Great tips and ideas on water wise and drought tolerant gardening with perennials!

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