Garden Spaces: Plans for a Water-Wise Garden


| December/January 2010


  • Illustration by Gayle Ford

Yarrow. A rock-hardy perennial that blooms all summer and grows to about 3 feet. Common yarrow (A. millefolium) has pinkish-white flowers; for deeper shades of pink and yellow, try ‘Moonshine’.

Sweet Annie. This aromatic annual can reach 6 feet by fall. Deadhead flowers until late in the season, then leave a few to reseed.

Silver King artemisia. The silvery mounds reach 2 feet, require no care and can be yanked out if they get too ambitious.

Calendula. This 18-inch annual has cheery orange blooms from spring through fall.



Purple coneflower. These vibrant native beauties are available in a range of colors and grow as high as 4 feet.

English lavender. This is the hardiest lavender; start fast-growing ‘Lady’ from seed.



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