Drought Conditions


<a href="http://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1857&amp;entry_id=1678" title="http://www.diyclick.com/2008/02/how-to-have-beautiful-spring-garden.html" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.diyclick.com/2008/02/how-to-have-beautiful-spring-garden.html’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">DIY is featuring</a> some help in planting for drought conditions, and recommends native cacti and succulents. However they don’t say where they are native to. No matter, low-water plants of all types are good during drought. Except today, when it’s raining. And tomorrow, and the day after that, too. It looks like at least another week of rain here.<br /><br /><div style="margin-left: 40px;"><span style="font-style: italic;">Many of our own native plants, water-storing cactus and succulents for example, have evolved over time to tolerate dry conditions… Often they display one or more adaptations, including deep taproots or shallow but wide-reaching root systems to maximize the chance of finding water, gray green waxy or hairy leaf coverings, or reduced leaf surface to cut down on water loss through transpiration.<br />
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Prudent gardeners select companion plants with similar water needs… The trick is to keep young plants watered during the first two to four weeks while they become established, and after that they will be fine.</span><br /></div><br />So that’s how you do it.<br /><br />


    
    
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