Resources for Drought Gardening
Drought is expected to hang around in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and many other states into 2012 according to federal experts. But gardeners can do many things to help out their outdoor greenery, including watering roots deeply, mulching to insulate the base of plants and replacing water-hogging plants with drought-tolerant options native to their region. Native plants have evolved to handle weather extremes – although even native plants vary in their needs for shade, water and other resources.
Viewer Tip: Find native plants suitable to your region and the conditions of your yard on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s native plant information network at www.wildflower.org/plants. Also check out the Wildflower Center’s new Drought Resource Center at www.wildflower.org/drought-resource-center. It includes “How To” articles about caring for plants, Mr. Smarty Plants’ answers to submitted questions, a national list of drought-tolerant native plants and more.
This message is provided by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center . Learn more at www.wildflower.org.