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Posted by 715rose none (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 16, 12 at 18:06

Hi,Is anyone thinking about how to adapt your gardens to drought conditions or are you thinking this year is just an anomaly ?
I have a large daylily collection & I've gotten rid of a lot of them & have plans to cut down further.I don't want to spend the summer dragging hoses.A person may need that water for drinking someday.
Rose


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I might even use Gray water from washer and sump-pump. See how much $$$ for Sand Point.I did order things to put in containers. To make them even more self-watering. And got even more soaking hoses. And even more mulch.Got spikes you can add to Pop quart bottle drips water to plants.Use green bottles. Paint butterfly,etc to make them pretty.


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I guess you might say I've been ready for this for some time now cause this has always been my only water supply for all my outside plants for 8 years now. The picture is when we first put it in place I had put rain gutters up to catch the rain water from our 30 X 60 foot shed plus the roof from the leanto. I catch enough from the early spring rains that it does last me a long long time.


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