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Drought Tolerant Perennials Keep Water Use to a Minimum

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange' is among the many drought-tolerant perennials recommended by High Country Gardens of New Mexico.

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’ is among the many drought-tolerant perennials recommended by High Country Gardens of New Mexico.

Although it’s been wetter than usual along the northeastern seaboard so far this spring, many areas of the nation are beginning to get fidgety about water use and lawn reduction. Understanding the principles of xeriscaping can relieve a lot of those anxieties in the months ahead.

The national leaders in this field is High Country Gardens from New Mexico, where inches of natural rainfall per year can often be counted on one hand. Their web site has gathered up many of the best drought-tolerant perennials, most of which are hardy in cold-weather regions of the nation too: http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/browse/xeriscape-perennials/.

Here is a link to one of our previous posts about xeriscaping: http://www.safelawns.org/blog/index.php/2009/08/xeriscaping-an-idea-worth-understanding/ that is adapted from a publication in New Mexico.

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Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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