Answer: Thanks for asking us to be part of this adventure! The first thing that pops to mind is Portulaca (moss rose). Burpee's 'Sundial Hybrid Mix' (p. 46) sounds like what you're looking for! Portulaca thrive despite drought - these little succulents are built for the challenge, and flower beautifully on neglect. They're low growing, so you can back them up with tall marigolds (pp. 39-41), tithonia and sunflowers (p.49), zinnias (pp. 52-53). Put thunbergia (p. 43) and nasturtiums (p. 44) inwindow boxes and planters. Deadhead (remove spent blooms) often to promote more flowering. <br><br>You can maximize your situation by making sure the plants get enough moisture early in the season, before the ban hits. Start seeds indoors so your vigorous transplants can take advantage of spring and early summer rains (hope they show up!). Mix Terra Sorb (p. 102) with soil in beds and planters to maintain a good supply of moisture around roots. Mulch beds with bark or straw to decrease evaporation. If you make sure to use an environmentally friendly dish soap, you can save dishwashing water for the garden. Your neighbors will be asking for your secrets soon enough!
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