Our water comes from a well, so I must be quite conservative with water. I may need to get even more conservative before it's all over, and cease watering completely.
Even so, there are a few drought tolerant, heat resistant plants that are putting on a show with the minimal water they've received this year, as if to say, "Bring it on! I can take it!!"
|I love, love, love this plant. Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens) blooms all summer with|
little to no water. It's fragrant, deer-resistant and edible. What more could you ask from a plant?
|The phlox (don't know what kind)|
was given to me by a dear gardening friend.
Takes some water, but oh so lovely.
|Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)|
is doing pretty well, but the deer have
been shearing blooms occasionally.
|Flame acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii) is my best bloomer right now - |
without any supplemental water.
|This makes me sad. Zexmenia (Wedelia texana) is usually cheerily blooming at this time of year. However, these wildflowers are not in a bed and receive no supplemental watering.|
They are suffering terribly from the drought.