Succulents! If you are concerned (which you SHOULD be) about use of water in your garden…think about planting some succulents.The picture I have here is of what I call “Hens & Chicks”. I had these guys planted in many corners of my garden! They were in stones, by the sides of steps, in gravel, in places where nothing else would grow.
Here is a picture of some Hens & Chicks where you can see the little chicks peeking out from within the fleshy leaves of the mother plant. I would just gently pull these little guys out and stick their rootlets into the soil where I wanted them, and voila, before I knew it, I had a new “Hen” making her own “Chicks”!
Succulents are plants that have evolved into what is called “Xerophytic”. What that means is that they do not need much moisture at all in order to grow. Their roots are extremely shallow, which allows them to take advantage of very light rainfalls. Their leaves absorb that liquid, creating the “fleshy” leaves, the liquid of which can be drawn on during extended periods of drought.
Succulents can be indoor plants as well as outdoor plants. They are easy to grow, because of their seemingly total disregard for water. This makes for a GREAT (indoor OR outdoor) plant for a new gardener !
In this age of concern for use of water, there could not be a better choice! TRY them…you’ll LIKE them!