Provided is the list of plants to support a drought
These plants were planted in the spring and required
frequent watering until I felt the roots were well established.
After all my hard work, the first winter provided wind
chills below zero and majority of the new plant growth
was killed off. Lessons learned, if I knew of a hard
winter storm was approaching, I applied a heavy mulch
over all the shrub plants and in addition to a layer
of plastic over the top. This saved the plants which
were not hardy and or established.. At one time I had
Coronilla vaira “Crown vetch” and removed
it due to it’s invasive nature. This section was replanted
with Black eyed Susan’s.
This is the fourth summer and all have matured to healthy
specimens. I never water unless the plants look really
bad. Mostly the trees need the watering.