If you're having a hard time getting from rain to rain and you really want to have a little interest in your yard with minimal watering. How about trying some plants that aren't major flowering plants but still beautiful. .......and are a little easier on their water needs. I have six that you might like to try.
Flax lilies have become a real favorite of mine. It's leaves are similar to the variegated liriope but wider with more defined coloring of green and white while some have solid green leaves. It does have tiny, delicate flowers on long stems. A great filler or border plant. Flax lilies do well in sun or part shade.
Rosemary is an evergreen shrub with pine needle like leaves. If planted in the ground it can grow 3 - 5 ft. tall. In the spring and summer you'll see small blue flowers along the stems. She doesn?t seem to mind being a little dry once in while at all. And she'll do well in full sun or a little shade. Sprigs from your rosemary plant can be used for cooking purposes and makes a very attractive accent plant for your garden. In warm climates rosemary plants have been known to live 30 or more years!
Coleus is a very colorful plant as we all know very well. At this time of the year it would probably prefer afternoon shade. But you can't beat it for color, longevity and minimal water use in your landscape. Plant it in the ground or in pots. A good use for coleus is around a deck, pool or patio area as it's not a messy plant.
Alternanthera is a very colorful plant with bright colored leaves of hot fuchsia, white, shades green and pink..... and all on one plant. Check them out at your local garden center and be prepared to bring a few home. They would enjoy living in shady or filtered sun area. Plant them in pots or in the ground.
Asiatic Jasmine is one of the toughest plants I know. Not a real favorite of mine as it can get a little out of control especially when it has been planted in an area where it borders a lawn. It will need edging. But... it does very well in areas that you have a hard time growing a lawn. Like that tough area between the sidewalk and the road or any contained area where it can be kept in bounds. It's very drought tolerant. There is a green and a variegated variety available. It would enjoy being in a shady or a sunny area.
Caladiums are always a beautiful sight. Purchase them as bulbs at garden centers and grow them yourself. It's very easy. They will do best in filtered sun or shady locations. It's leaves can be white, red, green and shades of pink or combinations of all those colors. It's a great potted plant for the patio..... it's tough and isn't messy at all.
So try a few of these......you'll be very glad you did!