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Synonyms for xerophyte

plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water

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Arlene Lewis, a nursery professional at Sheridan Gardens Nursery in Burbank, finds that most of the customers interested in drought-tolerant plants are new gardeners or those starting over with their yards.
Most drought-tolerant plants will have either aromatic leaves, fleshy and succulent leaves (which store moisture for dry spells), grey leaves, hairy leaves (which shade themselves with their own hairs), long narrow leaves (which are good at shedding heat without water), or spikes (which act as "fins" to cool the plant).
Drought-tolerant plants are being introduced at National Trust gardens such as Powis Castle
Chance, a professional gardener and member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America and Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society, provides descriptions of many species of cacti, succulents, and companion plants that can thrive in colder, wetter climates if one follows his cultural tips for enhancing the hardiness of drought-tolerant plants.
Illustrated with color photos, design sketches, and illustrations on every page, this guide for homeowners and business owners shows how to combine ecological principles with design principles to create beautiful home or office landscapes that require only minimal resources to maintain, using drought-tolerant plants native to the Intermountain West region.
The design blended water with drought-tolerant plants and synthetic materials to highlight principles and use of water movement and conservation.
Ideally, we'd like to see Angelenos change their habits in longer-lasting ways, such as landscaping with drought-tolerant plants.
Institutions can also follow the example of California State University, Fullerton, and landscape with drought-tolerant plants or install cisterns to catch rainwater, as the University of Denver and Xavier University (Ohio) do.
Gravel gardens are best sited in full sun as this favours the majority of drought-tolerant plants.
In many arid regions, environmentally conscious gardeners who want to conserve water eschew lush lawns and instead grow indigenous drought-tolerant plants amid arrangements of ornamental rocks.
Included were many drought-tolerant plants such as flag irises (the real hit was a gorgeous brown and orange one called Irish Rajah), spiky cordylines, variegated yuccas and a smashing selection of clematis.
Village Nurseries, a specialty grower for landscape professionals, will do its part to honor California Native Plant Week, April 16-24, 2011, by announcing the availability of 135 native species out of a total of 3,000 drought-tolerant plants it offers on its website at http://www.
They painted the Douglas fir retaining walls black and replaced the hillside's weeds with drought-tolerant plants.