After Effects of Drought

The damage is done. Most parts of Vermont experienced a drier than usual summer this year that affected many perennials, trees, and shrubs. It doesn’t matter how much rain we get now. It may be too late for some plants. So, just what can you expect now? Is there anything you can do to help the still living? If you […]


ANNUALS WHICH WILL ENDURE HEAT AND DROUGHT Calliopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) Cape-marigold, Winter (Dimorphotheca aurantiaca) Convolvulus, Dwarf (Convolvulus tricolor) Cornflower (Centaurea ~yanus) Drummond’s phlox (Phlox Drummondii) Four-o’clock (Mirabilis jalapa) Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) Larkspur, Rocket (Delphinium ajacis) Morning-glory (Ipomma purpurea) Perilla, Green (Perilla frutescens) Pricklepoppy, Showy (Argemone grandiflora) Rose Moss (Portulaca grandiflora) Sage, Scarlet (Salvia splendens) Sanvitalia (Sanvitalia procumbens) Snow-on-the-mountain (Euphorbia […]


When I was growing up in a rural area in western New York State, some of the farmers used to say that drought came in eleven-year cycles. This was not as bad as it sounds. To my knowledge, the area never suffered through eleven consecutive years of disastrous water shortages. The theory was simply that eleven years of relatively dry […]

Drought Tolerant Plants

A listing of drought tolerant plants and the category they are used in. We discuss from drought tolerant trees to groundcovers. Learn now if the plant requires a lot of water. Trees Shrubs Acer campestre A. Ginnala A. Negundo A. platanoidees Ailanthus Altissima Alibizzia Julibrissin Amelanchier Canadensis Aralia Elata Betula papyrifera B. pendula B. populifolia Broussonetia papyrifera Cedrus atlantica C. […]