April 29, 2011

Xeriscaping - No Need for It in Ohio!

Xeriscaping is the art of creating a landscape or garden that doesn't need much water to thrive.  Drier, more arid environments can benefit from xeriscaping, such as what you might experience in Arizona.

Although everyone can benefit from it if the positioning of their flower garden doesn't grant easy access to a water source, Ohio gardeners generally don't need to be too concerned with planning a xeriscape.  I'm not sure what the tally is for the amount of rainfall so far this month, but I wouldn't be surprised if we've set a record.

In south/central Ohio, we've not had one day in the last few weeks without some form of precipitation.  Some days it's been a light shower for just a few minutes, but the ground still hasn't dried up from previous heavy rainfall, so even a quick sprinkle causes problems.

There's no way to get a spring garden planted while experiencing so much rainfall (and more expected), so xeriscaping is the last thing on my mind ... other than this post for X-day on the A-Z Blogging Challenge.

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Tony Payne said...

It's been the opposite here in the UK, well especially in the south, with no rain I don't think in the last 2 weeks at least, and nothing more than sprinkles in the last month or more.

We will need some soon, else we will be on severe restrictions in the summer.

Castlerock Xeriscape said...

Not totally agreed, because it is not forever, we are now living in a new era where climate do change, we must start expecting the unexpected and be more practical.