Plant water-wise to thrive
THE unseasonable dry has left many plants looking limp, but not Plants Whitsunday’s selection of succulents.
Plants Whitsunday garden designer Tia Morris said the dry meant it was time to start thinking water-wise.
“All our succulents and cacti; they’re low maintenance, easy care and you can actually make some sensational gar- dens with them,” she said.
Rarely requiring watering, succulents and cacti are ideal for the weekend gardener.
“Most of these will grow and thrive in the dry climate without watering, but they are a plant, so to get the best out of them it’s best to water them once a week,” Ms Morris said.
This doesn’t mean your garden need draw similarities with the Serengeti though.
“If someone wanted to put in a water-wise garden and still have coverage, we do have ground covers as well that are just as hardy,” Ms Morris said.
“You can really create an awesome, water-wise garden that you have to do almost nothing to.”