Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My underappreciated sun-loving hall-of-famer

I had been so focused on my “summer” bloomies that, until last night when I was out in the dark trying to spot-water most of my front yard garden plants (even my well-established ones), I had totally underappreciated and overlooked my cute dwarf gray santolinas.

They grow slowly in these neat oval mound shapes—I’ve never had to trim one--and are super drought-tolerant. My elder rosemary, lavender, desert sage, and these santolinas are the only things I did NOT have to water last night. Super close up, they look like some exotic underwater coral reef, a refreshing idea right now...


Pam/Digging said...

Santolina IS a great xeric plant with a nice, cool color. I found this year that they look great next to silvery green gopher plant (Euphorbia).

Iris said...

Hey Pam,

I just now looked up the gopher plant. Maybe by Thanksgiving it'll be cool enough for me to plant some between my santolinas!