The Challenges dealing with drought and dogs, trying to create a garden sanctuary. The goal is a lush and full garden with minimal maintenance and water needs. Oh almost forgot, one thats dogproof as well.
Friday, October 21, 2011
It's actually looking better out there. That's due to the temperatures being much much cooler now. If I have failed to mentioned it, 2011 is the hottest summer on record. We had an insane amount of 100+ degree days I think it was around 80...
Still no rain though, so we have made the decision to add gravel. When it gets cooler we'll cover about 1/2 of the area with decomposed granite. That way we can have a small lawn area that we'll be able to water. We as you can imagine, have water restrictions, and that is not a time when having a large yard is fun. The plumbago does pretty well without a lot of water, and the star of the show would be lantanas. I did plant some yellow trailing lantanas. That's right, even though I really don't like yellow flowers, I chose the trailing yellow lantana. Mostly coz they have done much better around town than the white and lavender ones. Easy, no fuzz is the way to go!