Gardening Tips: Plants

Plants for sustainable gardens need to be really tough, drought tolerant and beautiful.

If you want to know what’s tough enough to survive in your garden, just take a look around your neighbourhood to see what survived the recent drought. Another good indicator is your local council planting – road side verges are home to some of the toughest plants that survive on rainfall alone. If they’re doing well, chances are they’ll thrive in your garden.

When thinking of drought tolerant plants most people think that they are restricted to natives. While natives are an excellent addition to any sustainable garden, there are numerous plants from all over the world that have similar climates that would thrive in your garden.

Just because a plant is ideal for a dry climate doesn’t mean it cant be gorgeous. Numerous varieties will not only survive on minimal water but are also beautiful.

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