- Garden Design
- Gardening Spaces
- Pests & Diseases
- Gardening Phases
- Organic Gardening
Sheesh! And the list goes on! This planning thing is tough business!
One of my books suggests I wait a year to figure out where the: Shady, sunny, soggy, dry areas are. Also, I have to figure out which way the wind blows winter time and which way it blows summer time. I have to figure out which way rain water flows, where the cold pockets are and how deep I should plant some plants so they will be protected from wind! Sheesh who would have known? Not me!
I’ve talked to hubby about "capturing"/storing rain water. I was so shocked when I read how much rain water we can "capture"........ WOW, amazing!
Anyway, here is the list of plants I read about. Some are drought tolerant, wind resistant, fire resistant... not in order but here they are! : ) I’ll have to start one section at a time of course, to make it easier on me. Plus, I have to do some more research on ‘em before I make a final decision.
OMGoodness, I’m so excited but nervous! : ) Hope I can do this.
Pride of Madeira
Red Powder Puff
Hardy Ice Plants
Daylilies, Rosemary, fortnight lilies, lavender, verbena.
I also read low growing thyme is a good alternative for grass for areas where people don’t walk on too much. Also, supposedly we are better off getting trees which grow slow. : ( So they don’t die fast! LOL, are they telling us to be patient? UGH!