All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, there are plants that grow in lack of water. They are the best drought tolerant plants and can live without water for a long time.

All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, there are plants that grow in lack of water. They are the best drought tolerant plants and can live without water for a long time.

One of my favorite fall garden plants is the showy Clematis paniculata(C. terniflora). Not only does this beauty cover my old fence boards with hundreds of star shaped white blossoms, it also fills the late summer air with a sweet fragrance.

One of my favorite fall garden plants is the showy Clematis paniculata(C. terniflora). Not only does this beauty cover my old fence boards with hundreds of star shaped white blossoms, it also fills the late summer air with a sweet fragrance.

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

As the garden hits a summer lull, Toby Buckland picks 10 plants that will hold interest, come rain or shine.

As the garden hits a summer lull, Toby Buckland picks 10 plants that will hold interest, come rain or shine.

Hardy, shade-loving flowers bring beautiful blooms even to those parts of your backyard that receive little sun.

Hardy, shade-loving flowers bring beautiful blooms even to those parts of your backyard that receive little sun.

Pimpinella major 'Rosea' - an unusual plant which adds a loose informality to early summer plantings

Pimpinella major 'Rosea' - an unusual plant which adds a loose informality to early summer plantings

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