Have you looked at the forecast for the next few weeks? It’s looking like sunshine. Which always makes us happy, keeping up with your busy life, taking the kids to their various summer activities and still having time to water your plants seems almost impossible. We have a solution! Check out these 5 fabulous plants that do well with little water yet look good all summer long!
Paperbark Maple- Always a winner in our book. They are small, only topping out at 18-20 feet. They have a lovely coral colored, peel like bark that looks like paper, hence the name!
Windmill Palm- Did you know that palm trees can grow in the PNW? Yup, These babies once established don’t need water, they can reach 15-20 feet tall and have a fan shaped top that can span 10-12 feet, talk about a real eye- catcher.
California Lilac- Our personal favorite, this tiny leaf, purple cluster flowers that smell heavenly are the perfect addition to any landscape, note that it attracts honey bees so it’s not good near a door or walkway. These guys also get big, 8-10 feet wide. There are smaller varieties though so make sure you do your research and find the right variety for your space.
Morning light ‘Maiden Hair” grass- It has an upright structure and is “king” of the grasses. with its narrow blades and silvery color this plant is certainly a stunner. Best of all, it won’t fall over in heavy rains either. Cut back fully in the winter months to keep it looking spiffy.
Bishops Hat- Another one of our favorites is “bishops hat” with its dainty leaves and tall upright yellow or pink flowers this plant is the perfect ground cover, it spreads slowly and is easily controlled. There are several varieties available so make sure you choose the best one for your site.