LA Slope Saving Palette

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If it's true that the "only civilized land tilts at an angle," there is nowhere more civilized than LA! Use these slope savers to keep the land you love in place.

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Red Buckwheat (Eriogonum grande rubescent) California buckwheat of all colors is throwing up its pom pom blooms. Shotgun House, California Native Plants, Coastal Gardens, How To Attract Birds, Drought Tolerant Plants, Natural Garden, Edible Plants, Ranch Style, Back Gardens

Beach Beauty Plant Palette

Develop the resilience of Santa Monica and our oceans by harnessing the strengths of our Beach Beauties. Top Act foliage protects ocean health because it is happy at the beach without much water an…

Adjacent to what remains of the parking lot reclaimed by the Shotgun House and garden, the south garden is a year round riot of scents, blooms, color, birds and butterflies. Facing the Ocean Park b… Prairie Planting, Shotgun House, California Native Plants, Coastal Gardens, Sandy Soil, Ocean Park, Side Garden, How To Attract Birds, Drought Tolerant Plants

Beach Beauty Plant Palette

Develop the resilience of Santa Monica and our oceans by harnessing the strengths of our Beach Beauties. Top Act foliage protects ocean health because it is happy at the beach without much water an…

Birds, butterflies, beneficial insects and reptiles will be drawn to the native foliage in this partially shaded, partially sunny area. Watch for Monarch and California Checkerspot butterflies, hum… Granada Hills, Dry River, Beneficial Insects, Garden Features, Drought Tolerant, Bright Green, Native Plants, Garden Plants, Lawn

Nifty Nine

Develop resilience in the foothills by harnessing the strengths of the Nifty Nine. They earned this designation by addressing multiple Sierra Madre community goals, which include mitigating fire an…

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Beach Beauty Plant Palette

Develop the resilience of Santa Monica and our oceans by harnessing the strengths of our Beach Beauties. Top Act foliage protects ocean health because it is happy at the beach without much water an…

Acmon Blue Butterfly on Sulfur Buckwheat in the Santa Margarita garden. Acmon Blue Butterfly on Sulf Butterfly Plants, Blue Butterfly, Butterflies, Nature Plants, Garden Plants, California Flowers, California Native Garden, Flying Flowers, Plants Online

Eriogonum umbellatum, Sulphur Flower buckwheat

Pictures and description of Eriogonum umbellatum, Sulphur Flower buckwheat.

Saliva Clevelandii bolsters the slope retention capacity of the retaining walls behind this lounge. It also sends a fresh, earthy scent throughout the poolside lounge. Retaining Walls, Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Decor, Earthy, Sun Lounger, Oasis, Palette, Entertaining, Fresh

Saliva Clevelandii bolsters the slope retention capacity of the retaining walls behind this lounge. It also sends a fresh, earthy scent throughout the poolside lounge.

The vibrant California native foliage on this slope softens the clean, modern lines of the stairway. It also keeps the slope in place. Stairways, Outdoor Spaces, Oasis, Vibrant, Palette, California, Entertaining, Places, Modern

The vibrant California native foliage on this slope softens the clean, modern lines of the stairway. It also keeps the slope in place.

Green Flash is a perennial color of the year for California Natives. Baccharis pillars, aka Dwarf Coyote Bush, will be hot this season as Hollywood looks to retain its slopes in El Nino storms. Steep Hillside Landscaping, Front Yard Landscaping, Landscaping Ideas, Farmhouse Landscaping, Hillside Garden, Sloping Garden, Mulch Landscaping, Sloped Front Yard, Sloped Backyard

Best Plants and Erosion Controls for Slopes and Hillsides

A presentation of different solutions to hillside erosion and approaches to landscaping these areas, with a focus on plants that sustain wildlife.

Dwarf coyote brush 'Pigeon point' - This is one of our plants that was planted 26 years ago and the salt spray pushed the Coyote Bush up on to the rock. Two inches thick. Colorful Plants, Colorful Flowers, Green Beetle, California Native Plants, Salvia, Northern California, Pigeon, Evergreen, Rock

Baccharis pilularis pilularis Pigeon Point, Dwarf Coyote Brush

Pictures and description of Baccharis pilularis pilularis Pigeon Point, Dwarf Coyote Brush.

FormLA Landscaping principal Cassy Aoyagi integrates drought-resistant plants into her Southern California projects. Courtesy of: Orly Olivier Water Wise Landscaping, Modern Landscaping, Landscaping Plants, Drought Resistant Plants, Drought Tolerant Landscape, Hardscape Design, Dry Garden, Modern Backyard, Native Plants

Articles about native plants can transform your yard—and planet on Dwell.com

Articles about native plants can transform your yard—and planet. Dwell is a platform for anyone to write about design and architecture.