Drought Resistant Plants for These Hot Summer Ct. Days.

Reblogger David Popoff
Real Estate Broker/Owner with DMK Real Estate Ct RE Broker 0789963

Thanks to Wayne and Jean in New Jersey for once again common sense gardening practices that results in improving our lives.  Using native plants is a green feature of a home by needing less watering, fertilizer and pesticides all make it a sustainable garden plus local wildlife such and bees, birds and butterflies will benefit.

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Original content by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl 0790808

NJ is having a hot and dry July, and our plants have noticed. 

If you're not good at remembering to water your plants or maybe don't want to use all the water, but you still want a nice healthy garden, you can choose plants that thrive in this kind of weather. Plants that are native to NJ will thrive in NJ's climate with little attention from the homeowner. 

Here's a short list of some beautiful trees that are native to NJ and have very low water needs:


         Crabapple               American Holly                 Black Walnut


Some NJ native shrubs:


     New Jersey Tea             Fragrant Sumac                  Viburnum


Drought Resistant Herbaceous Plants:


     Butterfly Weed        Tick Seed Sunflower    Wood Fern


American alumroot       Blazing Star    Foxglove Beardtongue 


Non-native plants will require more effort to keep alive during the long dry hot summers in NJ. 

Another way to help reduce your garden-watering time and costs is to mulch. Spreading a layer of mulch around the base of plants keeps them from drying out longer.

Finally, when you water your garden or lawn, be sure to water during the cooler early morning or evening hours. This will reduce evaporation and therefore provide more water for your plants.







~ Wayne & Jean 

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Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2926 Ave J Brooklyn NY 11210 - Brooklyn, NY
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Thanks for the repost of this timely article- I have a few customers who are new  Brooklyn homeowners and they were looking for just this type of info regarding drought resistant plants that will survive the heat waves that we have been experiencing here in the north east.   

Jul 18, 2013 12:24 AM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

David, I don't know what kind of plants my wife has planted around the house, but they have been holding up with very little water.

Jul 18, 2013 12:41 AM #2
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
Having a beautiful landscaped yard doesn't necessarily mean you need to have a green thumb, use native plants and let Mother Nature do the rest.
Jul 18, 2013 04:03 AM #3
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

David great re-blog.

Wayne and Gene you know your trees and plants and are a good photographer. The Butterfly weed looks vibrant. Also some of these look like they would make me sneeze being allergic.


Jul 18, 2013 08:58 AM #4
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi David.  Great re-blog considering the heat wave we are in.

Jul 18, 2013 08:29 PM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

The current heat wave makes many of us wish that more of our plants required less water. Good information.

Keep cool and have a great weekend.

Jul 19, 2013 12:47 AM #6
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