While the toasty weather provides a pleasant respite from the cool October weather many Southwestern residents are used to, it also provides an opportunity to learn how to better suit your garden to match your climate. There are certain plants and trees that are better are flourishing in drier, lower water availability environments. Our friends at WaterUseItWisely have been encouraging landscaping with greenery that is more water-efficient and climate-appropriate. Let’s focus on Arizona. The Arizona Department of Water Resources lists some of the better-known “low water use” and “drought resistant” plants. Some of these include the Clarkia amoena, or the”Farewell-to-Spring” and the Nemophila menziesii, better known as the “Baby Blue Eyes.”
According to aggie-horticulture.edu, the Farewell-to-Spring is a “western native wildflower” which “requires very little moisture once established, but needs sufficient water during germination and early growth.” The multi-petaled flower also “prefers full sun in well drained soils.” According to Wildflowerinformation.org, the Farewell-to-Spring is a “Fluffy pink to maroon” flower, which is neither invasive nor endangered. The Baby Blue Eyes is described by wildflowerinformation.org as a “true baby blue” color, non-invasive and non-endangered, which “prefers light soils and dry conditions,” is adaptable, and requires “scant moisture.”
There are many plants and flowers that are more resilient in times of low water, and may be even better suited to grow in specific climates, with minimal waterings. Your Cyber-Rain sprinkler controller system can be easily adjusted to suit your specific gardening needs. The Cyber-Rain system can provide just the right amount of water for your yards and greenery. Before planting, why not look up what types of plants may be best suited for your climate? Cyber-Rain will be there to help make sure your plants are getting the waterings they need.