Gardening expert reveals the easiest plants to grow during drought or dry season: ‘No care required’
One gardener shows the world some of the best drought-tolerant plants for your garden.
With droughts increasing in many parts of the world, this Instagram user tells us what plants we can grow that require low amounts of water and can last all year round.
Popular Instagrammer Kaleb Wyse (@wyseguide) offers tips on how to maintain a healthy garden year-round.
The video begins with Wise showing us drought-resistant plants, one by one. The first plant he shows off is the allium, which grows 12 to 18 inches tall and “has beautiful green leaves” along with “a fun flower at the top that pollinators love.”
The next plant is the White Cloud Calamint, which Wise describes as one of his “favorite plants because it smells amazing, the pollinators love it, and it has a great white flower.”
Another flower is cat’s pajama mint, which provides us all summer with “beautiful purple blooms” and is also drought tolerant.
Wise goes on to show us what he calls the crazy blue variety of Russian sage that also has the “beautiful silvery foliage of Russian sage” and “blooms the rest of the summer and requires no care.”
Wise goes on to tell us that all of these plants are perennials and how in the spring he can “remove all of last year’s foliage and then it comes back looking better and fresher than ever,” he concludes.
How it helps
Videos like this are helpful for homeowners because they encourage them to grow more plants in their yards instead of just grass.
Having a yard with native plants instead of traditional grass saves a lot of water and reduces your water bill significantly, especially with drought-tolerant plants like the ones shown in the reel.
Native plants do not require nearly the amount of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers that grass lawns do, which can be costly and environmentally harmful.
In fact, every year in the United States, our beloved lawn landscapes require approximately 70 million pounds of pesticides that include chemicals known to cause cancer in humans.
Another not-so-obvious but noteworthy benefit of planting a garden full of diverse plant life is its ability to mitigate the presence of harmful pollutants responsible for heating our planet, absorbing more pollution than a typical turfgrass.
What everyone says
“They are all citizens!!! Yay! So happy to see that! Protect the ecosystem!” one commenter expressed enthusiastically.
Another person asked: “Can these people survive the freezing winters of West Texas?” Wise replied, “Oh, yeah, those go down to Area 4!”
Another viewer added: “Love this idea for the hot, dry areas of my garden.”
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