Xeriscaping has become a popular word in the time of little rainfall and
need to conserve water. To be sure - ALMOST ALL PLANTS NEED
SUFFICIENT MOISTURE TO GET ESTABLISHED! This may take a year
or more BUT once established, they will endure very dry conditions.
There are a few plants on the following lists which do not want much water
to become established. These generally are: Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias
verticillata, the Nolina species, Manfreda virginica, Dasyliron species
A good watering if it is dry at planting time & then again in a few
weeks if no rain has fallen. Some of this just must be good judgment!
Generally the rest of the plants on the list will need to be watered regularly
until they appear well established.
One of the particular 'critters' you will likely see are lizards &
skinks. If you will make a small sand pile, in the sun where it will stay
warm, this is often used as a hatchery for lizards. In summer if
you disturb the sand, often you will find oval, leathery eggs that are
white or off white. Here at the nursery these hatch into lizards
- Iím not sure of species.