Why drought resistant plants?
Just like you we are, above all, gardeners, and our garden lies on the limestone plateau of the Quercy.
The region takes its name from the Latin “calx” (meaning lime) and “quercus” (meaning oak) referring to the omnipresent stone and the oak forests. A continental climate with a Mediterranean influence means we suffer from extreme temperatures, dropping to -12°C in the winter and as high as 40°C in the summer. Annual rainfull is around 760 mm (30 inches) but with a long dry period between June and August.
In the garden, working with nature will always produce better results, so our first step was to study those plants that have adapted to our local conditions. Hence our passion for the lamiaceae family (which amongst others includes salvia, lavender, lamium and many herbs such as rosemary, thyme and mint) and of course many others.
Dry grasslands are particularly typical of our area.