Plant of the Month: Autumn Joy Stonecrop

September 13, 2019

As summer turns into fall, you’ve probably started noticing that your garden is changing, too. Our plant of the month, Autumn Joy Stonecrop (Sedum x ‘Autumn Joy’), is no exception to this change and it can really liven up the fall garden. This sturdy perennial sedum has fresh green, succulent foliage that feels rubbery and… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Rudbeckia

August 9, 2019

Of all the planting plans that we’ve used Rudbeckia on, I can’t believe we haven’t included this one in our Plant of the Month lineup! Rudbeckias are herbaceous perennials with daisy like flowers that come in shades of yellow, red, and orange. They’re great for waterwise gardens as they handle periods of drought well and… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Storm Cloud Lily of the Nile

July 2, 2019

Storm Cloud Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus x ‘Storm Cloud’) has clumps of lush green foliage that gets a reddish tinge in winter. Clusters of deep purple flowers sit atop thick green stems in summer. They stand out anywhere they’re placed in the garden and add a lot of interesting texture. They do best in… Read more >

What is Dry Farming?

June 12, 2019

Dry farming, also known as dryland farming, is a type of farming where crops are grown without supplemental irrigation (some often refer to dry farming as farms that don’t use municipal water, as well). Dry farming techniques have been used for years and can be implemented at both large and small scales. In dry farming,… Read more >

10 Drought Tolerant Plants

May 3, 2019

These 10 drought tolerant plants will help you create a more water wise, low maintenance garden. Keep in mind that while these are drought tolerant once established, they will take anywhere from 2-5 years to fully establish and require less watering. If you’re experiencing an extended period of drought, these plants will also very much… Read more >