This year's drought has taken a hold of California, leaving most of the state with extreme conditions and with many SoCal cities, like LA, with water restrictions. With a major cutback on how much we're using our hoses, we know that the lovely leaves you may have just planted could be suffering , too. Plants are the base of the food chain and sustain our habitats, it's important we keep them healthy and thriving. We've highlighted some drought-friendly plants that will help cheer up your garden!
Lavender is a great shrubby perennial that has fire-resistant characteristics, is great for slopes, and attracts all kind of wildlife from the buzzing bees to lovely butterflies. A lush succulent never fails in the sun, as they love the heat!
Variegated Thyme is also another great drought-resistant pick that does well in the shade. The fragrant aroma keeps wildlife around, plus you've got an amazing fresh herb perfect for kitchen use!
Creeping Thyme makes a lovely, fragrant ground cover and is an extremely low maintenance plant that requires very, very little care.
A great way to cut back on your water usage is to train your plants to use less water: water as needed to keep the root system moist but not saturated until the plants become established. Happy Gardening!