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drought tolerant medicinal herbs/plants

Posted by sahmjay 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 24, 14 at 22:28

i'm going to xeriscape my front yard. i'd like to grow some medicinal herbs/plants that are drought tolerant also..

so far i've got

echinacea
lavender
lions ear
sage

lmk if you guys have any suggestions in addition to the ones i have listed


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RE: drought tolerant medicinal herbs/plants

  • Posted by Tessiess 9b, SoCal Inland, 12 (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 24, 14 at 22:44

My local botanic garden periodically offers a class called "Edible and Medicinal California Native Plants" at either their Claremont or Westwood nurseries. I just looked at the calendar and see the next one is scheduled for Westwood in December. The class is free! But I don't know if you live close enough for this to be convenient.

I haven't taken the class yet, but I did hear a little bit of a talk the instructor gave during the Native Sage Festival this year. I scanned the brochure that one of the attendees had. If I can find it I will post.

Melissa

Here is a link that might be useful: Programs at GNN Westwood (Veterans Garden)


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  • Posted by Tessiess 9b, SoCal Inland, 12 (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 24, 14 at 22:49

One side of the brochure.

Melissa


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  • Posted by Tessiess 9b, SoCal Inland, 12 (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 24, 14 at 22:52

The other side of the brochure.

Melissa


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RE: drought tolerant medicinal herbs/plants

ah i'm way up north about 6-7 hours.


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RE: drought tolerant medicinal herbs/plants

Horehound would probably work.

Lemongrass might work if well established in moisture retentive, humus rich soil.

Oak trees have medicinal uses...a small live oak?

Another site suggests mullein and rosemary, along with some others that I feel need more moisture (http://herbgardens.about.com/od/herbalgardendesign/tp/Herbs-For-A-Drought-Garden.htm).

Here's a website that could interest you, as well.

Here is a link that might be useful: Herb Care in the Desert


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(deleting double post)

This post was edited by eibren on Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 1:35


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