Archive for the ‘drought’ tag
Our friends at ValleyCrest have put together a great list of reasons why native and “drought-tolerant” plants die. It’s a great, quick read that’s worth sharing with your clients.
Yeah! You made the effort to be green and you jumped on the conserve water, only use drought tolerant, native plants sustainability bandwagon and what happened? The plants died and you want to know WHY??? Here are 5 reasons why your drought tolerant, native plants died.
Yes, plants can be drought tolerant, but unless they are petroleum based (plastic), silk or preserved. They are going to need some water.
Often new plants are added to existing plantings. Ergo the problem. Established plants require less water than newly installed plants. Irrigation systems are often “dialed back” for established plants to conserve water and may not provide enough water for the new plants. But before you go and jack up the irrigation, check out the next reason plants die.
Get the full list here.
It’s been a busy week, but here’s some fun stuff to check out on the web. Enjoy, and have a great weekend.
- New event promotes gardens and guitars.
- Rethinking responsibility.
- Scholarship for green industry communication students.
- Cool contest for rural landscape design.
- A (nearly exhaustive) list of drought-tolerant plant resources.
- Above: Marty and I talk about why you should attend GROW! 2013 in Nashville.
Here’s our round-up of the most interesting stuff from the web. Enjoy your long weekend. We’ll see you back here Tuesday.
- Home prices show promise in 20 markets.
- The summer drought’s impact on the Mississippi, from the air.
- Baby busters.
- The best way to share stories on Facebook. (via @BaderRutter)
- 2012 is the worst year for West Nile virus. Ever.
- Millenials are the cheapest generation.
- American homes, while smaller, are still giant.
- Three simple questions that could change the world.
- Above: A brief history of the brief history of viral videos.
It’s no news that Texas has seen one of the worst summers in its history this year – a string of 100-plus degree days combined with just 10 inches of rainfall has decimated landscapes across the state.
Above, you can see a photo report from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on what this damage looks like up close.