Lia Wagenknecht

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Silver Carpet (Dymondia margaretae) This stepable groundcover is perfect for planting in between stones. Its gray-green leaves can thrive under light foot traffic with moderate watering, and grow no higher than three inches. For best results, plant in dry, rocky soil.

DROUGHT TOLERANT ALTERNATIVES TO LAWNS With drought a perennial problem even in typically greener parts of the country, homeowners might want to reconsider the thirsty, maintenance-intense lawn and try some of these ground covers instead.

New Zealand flax - Dramatic sword-like foliage of easy-to-grow perennial (Phormium tenax) adds structural element to garden. The plant's upright or arching leaves can reach 9 feet, come in green, bronze or maroon. tolerates wide variety of soil types and drought tolerant. Fast-growing as an annual in the spring and summer garden. Plant in a full-sun location with good drainage. Hardiness: USDA Zones: 7 to 10... Leaves are somewhat stiff, useful for weaving durable items.

Phormium, or 'Sundowner', is a large and striking cultivar, with erect bronze green foliage. Its dark rose pink margins and streaks age to cream in summer. 'Sundowner' is a great specimen for adding unique color and texture to the landscape.

Episode 06 - The Safe Gamble House - Magnolia Market

Episode 06 - The Safe Gamble House - Magnolia Market