Plant tapestry of ornamental onions seedheads (Allium), grasses, perennials, and shrubs in waterwise drought tolerant mixed border demonstration garden at Bellevue Botanic Garden, near Seattle Washington
Poor, dry soil? It’s no problem for snow-in-summer. This indomitable groundcover forms a low-growing mat of gray-green leaves that are smothered with starry white flowers in late spring and early summer. Snow-in-summer excels in sandy or clay soils. In addition to being drought tolerant, this fast-growing perennial is also deer and rabbit resistant. It’s one of the easiest-care perennial groundcovers. Care tip: Use snow-in-summer in rock walls, as erosion control on slopes, and in…
Sedum Blue Pearl ('Sunsparkler') (PBR) - The colour of the fleshy foliage is reason enough to grow this drought-tolerant sun-lover, as it is a dusky shade of purple that intensifies as the summer progresses, providing a beautiful contrast to silvers and pinks. This plant is also valuable though for its long flowering season, producing small clusters of bright pink blooms, which are irrisistable to butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.
Turn succulents into living wall art with this picture frame projects. Sempervivums, also known as hens and chicks, are the perfect drought-tolerant choice for this creative gardening project. This tutorial is an excerpt from the wonderful new book, Gardening on a Shoestring: 100 Fun Upcycled Garden Projects by Alex Mitchell.