How about lots of mulch? Can you buy bags of shredded hardwood or cedar
mulch out there? It'll probably cut your water needs by at least half.
The other solution is more painful. I'm basing this only on what I hear from
an ancient gardener friend in L.A. Not sure about other parts of southern
CA. Apparently, all the lush plant life that existed in L.A. for many, many
years consisted of species that looked great, but had no business being
there. Apparently, L.A. is a desert, except for all the water people use to
force the wrong species to grow there. Now, there are lots of resources
which will help you gradually replace your plants with native ones that are
better able to cope with the climate.
It has been cool (cold) cloudy and drizzly here for weeks. So I bought
a fushia (loves cool wet weather) hanging basket a few days ago -- so
the weather will turn hot and dry and windy and I can get on with my
real gardening. :-) It's starting to work.
In your case, you might plant a few cacti as a sacrifice. The weather
should turn cool and wet shortly thereafter.
It was suggested here in SE PA a couple years ago during a drought that
when you shower, you plug the drain and save the water in the tub. Then
dip out the water with pails and use the water to water your plants.
Recycling at it's finest! LOL
/J-never did it myself
Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe -
the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. - Immanuel Kant
Okay so I asked my neighbord about ZEBA for you. Here is the websit
that you can check it out www.zeba.com. It's a pretty cool produc
because it absorbs and holds however much water you use for the plant
while releases them as much as the plants need. You can also mix ZEB
with fertilizer to provide enough water and nutrient for the plants a
the same time. Good luck
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original. However, if you still do, and open the posts full headers,
you'll find the "abuse reports" address of gardenbanter. Send them the
full post with full headers and they'll get their convenient anonymous
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