Desert Willow - Species: Chilopsis linearis, Zone: Height: Spread: Light: Sun, Bloom: Pink/Jul-Sep, Utah Native, Notes: Only semi-hardy and may have some die-back during coldest years. Behaves more like a large shrub.
Texas Lilac ~ Vitex Blooms all summer long. Can be grown as a shrub but looks better trimmed as a tree (like the photo). After blooming, shear back (never more than of the plant) and it will rebloom and grow vigorously! Love this tree
A List of Drought Tolerant Trees for Northern California
Cozy Corner Garden Plan Create a pocket of color in your yard with this garden plan filled with easy-to-grow favorites. Create a pocket of color in your yard with this garden plan filled with easy-to-grow favorites.
Lawnless in Ventura, CA Water-conserving gardens can be as colorful as any other. The front yard of Rick Cole, Ventura& city manager, is blooming proof. Get planting ideas from this Southern California garden
If I had to do an ugly chain link fence. Confederate Jasmine is an evergreen flowering vine, drought tolerant once established. It does not clump at the top, so would be ideal for covering a chain link fence year round.
Right-side of yard as a visual divider between neighbors driveway and mine. With this drought-tolerant garden bed, all of the plants can withstand drier conditions -- although naturally they’ll look fuller and more vigorous with ample moisture.
Texas Tree Planting Guide by A Forest Service. Great tool to choose native trees. The red oak looks good too and oak trees are important to us deriving from the name Derry or Daire meaning an oak grove!
Flowering Shrubs Summer Color That Beats the Heat! North Texas summers bring extended heat, drought, and less than ideal conditions for plant growth making it becomes especially challenging to for most plants to produce blooms.