Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish! {Drought-resistant Flowers}

Spring is here and Frannie's home is beginning to thaw after a long winter. That means it is time to start planting flowers!
Frannie picked native, drought-resistant flower seeds because she cares about conserving groundwater.
To plant her seeds, Frannie cut toilet paper rolls in half. This is a form of upcycling or reusing! When the flowers grow, she'll be able to plant the rolls right into the ground because the cardboard will biodegrade. Frannie used an old cake pan to collect any spilled dirt or water.

After filling the rolls with soil, Frannie planted her seeds!
Frannie can't wait to watch the seeds grow into beautiful, water-wise flowers!

Native and drought-resistant flowers can help reduce water-use in your own yard as they require little to no extra watering! Check out the EPA's What to Plant website to learn what flowers and plants are native to your area and drought-resistant!