Drought: a garden without watering, it’s possible! Here are 6 plants that don’t need water.

As the drought begins in France, it is more necessary than ever to pay attention to our water resources. How can you enjoy a beautiful garden if you can’t water your plants? It is better to bet on plant species that need little water. If you’re about to design your garden, here are the plants to go to (other than the classic and popular cacti and other succulents, of course!)


Beautiful ornamental plants, acanthus (thorny acanthus or soft-leaved acanthus) adapts to your wishes: isolated, in clumps or along a low wall, acanthus is perennial and appreciates dry soil. It therefore makes no sense to water it in the summer. However, mulch his foot in the fall to have it bloom again the following spring.

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Fescues are grasses, grass stars and especially dry and arid soils. It is better to mix it with other types of plants to avoid the spread of disease. For garnish, it’s easy to make a small clump of fescue. Forget about watering this plant completely: it hates water.

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the gazania

With its orange flowers, this plant is an eye-catcher in the garden. Plant it in light soil and water it lightly first. Then you can throw away your garden hose. On the maintenance side: you don’t have to do anything anymore: except remove the once faded leaves.

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St. John’s wort

It is a plant as we like it: St. John’s wort requires little maintenance once it is in the garden. And yet its pretty little yellow flowers will delight you all summer long. Plant it in the fall and prune it in late winter to early spring only every two or three years.

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California poppy

To have California poppies in your home, you must continue to sow. Choose a sunny area with well-draining soil. Refine the soil in the fall and then in the winter. Sow your seeds in April, spreading them out every 6 to 8 inches. The following fall, fold back poppies in clumps. For the rest, all you have to do is admire its beautiful yellow or orange leaves.

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They are planted in the spring and give our gardens beautiful colors in the summer. While it’s best to water them regularly during the first year of planting, hollyhocks will do without you after that. Remove the faded leaves, cut the stems at the end of the season and mulch the base for the winter. That is it !

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At a time of climate change, there is an urgent need to adapt our practices at home and in the garden.

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