low plants for 'sprinkler-less' area.

hovegator(z9 NorCal)March 6, 2004

we have one area of our yard that the sprinklers do not reach. it's not very big, maybe 4 a four foot circle. Rather than excavate and re-route the sprinklers, i have decided that a small bordered garden would be a better option. i'll just stick a little statue in the middle and decorate around it. Question is, what kind of plants can tolerate an infrequent watering with a hose (when i remember to do it) or no watering at all? No trees or tall pnats please. And don't tell me cactus! :)

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Have you considered changing the sprinkler heads in that area slo they spray farther.

Anything you plant will need regular watering until it is established.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2004 at 10:55PM
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tucsonliz(z9 AZ)

Do aloe and agave fall into the cactus family in your book? Several varieties of aloe would make a nice display when they bloom, and many are frost tolerant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Aloe family link

    Bookmark   April 9, 2004 at 3:00PM
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Some of the daisies like it very dry: Viguiera stenoloba which isskeletonleaf goldeneye daisy, cut leaf daisy, or Missouri primrose is another choice. Of course, you'll have to water with a hose until established.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2004 at 9:05AM
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Kara Sasser

lantana, vinca, liriope, zinnias, canna lillies .... mine all fend for themselves and look none the worse. Of course I don't live in the desert, but I have seen all of these plants go 2+ weeks without rain.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2004 at 11:47AM
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