Sustainable gardening Combinations of Mediterranean plants for dry garden


Sustainable gardening Combinations of Mediterranean plants for dry garden (without irrigation)

I had already told you about Pépinière Filippi a few days ago, right? and of plants for a dry garden. Yes, indeed, just a few days ago I wrote an entry and at the end of that entry I commented that the theme of the garden without (almost) irrigation would continue, and in this I am.

I refer to the entry that refers to El Jardín Seco, a highly recommended book, since good landscapers have confirmed that it is an entire manual, in which valuable information of each plant is detailed, such as, for example, the number of months you can support without watering naturally. Therefore, that book continues on my waiting list and in a preferred place. Of course, I encourage you to do the same, if you have not already bought it.

Today, as promised, I return to the theme of sustainable gardening and, thinking about the possibility of creating Mediterranean gardens without almost irrigation, the recommendation comes from the hands of the protagonists, the plants, and the website of the French nursery itself (Pépiniére Filippi) whose link I also gave you the other day by telling you about the book published by its owner, Olivier Filippi. If you have not made any visits yet, I encourage you to do so for a very simple reason, your cards include different compositions, all with Mediterranean plants and excellent behavior for gardening with little irrigation. In all the compositions the relation of the plants with their scientific name and cultivate is facilitated. If you have doubts about tolerance and other aspects, they have basic information on their website (in French).


1: Lavandula x intermedia ‘Hidcote Giant’
2: Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’
3: Lavandula x intermedia ‘Alba’
4: Lavandula x intermedia ‘Futura’
5: Lavandula x intermedia ‘Certitude’
6: Callistemon ‘Little John’

Anyway, I created a board on Pinterest where I will gradually upload all those photos that will become 87 absolutely valuable chips for those who wish to consult more quickly any possible combination of plants with their names.

A good book, to begin with. A great example to document the idea that it is not necessary to renounce foliages, blooms, forms, and aromas, when we propose to create a dry garden, that is to say, a garden with little irrigation.To the drought characteristic of certain climates, such as that of the Mediterranean region, we must now add the derivative of the global warming of the planet. Therefore, all help is limited to achieve a sustainable garden without having to renounce beauty in its design.

This is all, for now. To be continued.