By Elaine Pile
Nebraska Extension Master Gardener 

Master Gardener tips for the Panhandle


September 22, 2022

Drought Tolerant Plants —

As we once again are experiencing drought this year, we need to consider drought tolerant plants. These plants will persist for three or more years with little or no supplemental watering, and help conserve water, reduce water maintenance and still provide multi-season color and interest. They do best in full sun and well-drained soil. Areas that are difficult to water or are subject to reflected heat and light are good locations for drought-tolerant perennials.

Size, spacing and form – keep this in mind when planting drought tolerant perennials. The size of...

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