Episode #343 | Original Air Date: June 23, 2021
With water restrictions a common occurrence in many areas of Florida, gardeners may look for super drought-tolerant plants to save water in the landscape.
The saw palmetto is a native that once established can survive through the driest of times. This palm can range from 3 to 15 feet in height and will thrive in sun or shade.
The acacia is a small or medium-sized evergreen tree with feathery foliage and yellow, showy flowers.
Rosemary is a drought-tolerant herb that can serve as a fragrant groundcover, and many ornamental grasses are drought tolerant as well.
Try these survivors in your landscape to make your garden a little less thirsty!
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