Drought Tolerant Plants and Succulents Available at the Farmers Markets

Drought Tolerant Plants and Succulents Available at the Farmers Markets

Xeriscaping is the practice of landscaping that reduces or eliminates the need for excess water, a good practice for this time of limited water resources in our area. The farmers market offers a wide selection of drought resistant perennials and succulents that makes it easy to have a lush, gorgeous landscape even during a drought. You’ll find succulents and drought resistant plants at Pacific Rare Nursery, Cavanaugh Color Nursery and Coastal Paradise Nursery.

Have some time on your hands for a fun summer project? Here’s a video about how to make a succulent wreath.

How to Make a Succulent Wreath

Items you’ll need for wreath project:

16″ Wreath Form w/ back
1 burlap bag
17″x17″ piece of coco fiber
Sharp scissors
Hot glue gun
Cactus soil
Several succulents (about 50- mix of small and large)
Optional: Wreath hanger, greening pins (to hold succulents in place)
Moss (to cover areas of burlap that you can still see)

Plant wreath per instructions in video then lay flat to water in. Keep wreath on a flat surface for 1-2 weeks so succulents have time to root in and won’t fall out when you hang it up. Take wreath down and lay flat to water for good water coverage. Fertilize every 6 weeks with a cactus/succulent fertilizer.