California Native Gardens
As a garden designer I strive to use the right plants for the right places. The Central Valley in California is hot and dry in the summer. Natives and Mediterranean plants are the way to go!
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Drought tolerant front yard makeover
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Drought tolerant gardens of Southern California
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Stylomecon heterophylla "Wind Poppy" - Seldom seen in cultivation, this rare CA native makes a statement in the garden with its gorgeous glowing orange flowers. Good drainage please!
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Are you aware of the connection between native plants and insects?
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Our native insects generally do not or cannot use non-native plants as a food source. Therefore, our native insects require native plants to thrive.
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How to Design a Garden for Native Bees
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The six basic elements of gardening for native bees are simple: 1. Diversity with blocks of color. 2. Native plants for native bees. 3. Water, all creatures need water. 4. Full sun. 5. Cover and places to raise young, simple or complex, homemade or store bought, bee hotels — also called bee nests and bee boxes. 6. No “cides” - pesticides, herbicides and other “cides.”
How to Design a Garden for Native Bees Landscape by Debbie Ballentine
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How to Design a Garden for Native Bees Create a garden that not only looks beautiful but also nurtures native bees — and helps other wildlife in the process
Native Plants for Pollinators
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Pollinator plants that give bees more food to eat. The amount of beekeepers in city areas is increasing, but not enough food for all of them. Need to find ways to add more of these types of plants. People also need more education on growing plants in small spaces. Find lots of suggestions on our "Gardening Board."
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Guide to attracting bees in your garden. We need to help our bees!
The Ultimate Guide to Attracting Native Bees from www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com - if we all do a little it will have a positive impact
Since most California natives bloom in spring, combine them with plants that flower at other times. Blanc added butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), coral fountain (Russelia equisetiformis), and Mexican lobelia (Lobelia laxiflora) for summer color.
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This plant would work great outside the fence. Ceanothus ‘Yankee Point’ - Drought Tolerant Front Yard Lanscaping - Sunset Mobile
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Want to start your own Native Plant Garden? Start here by visiting the California Native Plant Society webstore and buy a copy of this book! Great reference for all level off gardeners.
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Long blooming, drought and deer tolerant and clay friendly? Then don’t pass over our California native Clarkias because they’re “just annuals.” Why? Because they self-sow reliably, so you’ll have new volunteers every year, brand new plants that never look aged or sad. Exceptionally exuberant, “Ruby Chalice Clarkia” quickly reaches 30” x 30”, displaying a profusion of 2” cherry centered lavender-pink blooms beginning in May and lasting till midsummer and even Fall (with some water).
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Long blooming, drought and deer tolerant and clay friendly? Then don’t pass over California native Clarkias because they’re “just annuals.” Why? Because they self-sow reliably, so you’ll have new volunteers every year, brand new plants that never look aged or sad. Exceptionally exuberant, “Ruby Chalice Clarkia” quickly reaches 30” x 30”, displaying a profusion of 2” cherry centered lavender-pink blooms beginning in May and lasting till midsummer and even Fall (with some water).
Flowering Western Redbud tree (Cercis occidentalis) in Southern California, drought tolerant native plant garden
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Flowering Western Redbud tree (Cercis occidentalis) in Southern California, drought tolerant native plant garden- front yard?
Knock-out and goof-proof duo. You just can’t beat the alchemy between the radiant Poppy, Eschscholzia californica ‘Apricot Chiffon.’ and the luminous, almost turquoise Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Blue Springs’
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Perhaps Apricot Chiffon California Poppies with Delphiniums. Great color combination.
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Cal Poppy 'Apricot Chiffon' & Penstemon heterophyllus at Annie's Annuals.
Fremontodendron - Flannel Bush (from the San Marcos Growers California Native Plant Page)
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Fremontodendron - Flannel Bush (from the San Marcos Growers California Native Plant Page)--an excellent resource for native plants
Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor' - Dwarf Flannel Bush hybrid. (F. californica ssp. decumbens x 'Californica Glory'). 4-5' x 6-8' wide. Full sun. No irrig. req'd. Rust-orange/yellow flowers. A great plant for slopes.
Ceanothus Concha has many colors, shades, and tones. Some years the plants are more reddish purple, some years bright blue, some years larg...
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Ceanothus Concha is a very showy California Lilac. Ceanothus Concha has many colors, shades, and tones. Some years the plants are more reddish purple, some years bright blue, some years larger flowers, some years more smaller flowers. Always beautiful. The myth of Ceanothus being short lived is primarily spread by incompetent gardeners that insist on applying drip irrigation, summer water and soil amendments. Most California native plants hate all three.
Ceanothus Concha deep blue flowers, is drought tolerant, and garden tolerant. Showy variety
Ceanothus Concha is a very showy California Lilac. Ceanothus Concha has many colors, shades, and tones. Some years the plants are more reddish purple, some years bright blue, some years larger flowers, some years more smaller flowers. Always beautiful. Along back retaining wall, and front yard border hedge.
"Add Year-Round Color Using California Native Plants"
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KITCHEN SIDE There are so many beautiful native plants in CA, I'm glad there's someone out there showing how to use them. Can I Add Year-Round Color To My #Garden Using California Native Plants?
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Limnanthes douglasii, or Meadow Foam
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From the Sacramento Bee. Ideas for "The New Front Yard"! "You’ve heard the drought warnings and emergency declarations. You see your utility bill. You know you’ve got to do something to save water." (in the picture, a CA native toyon)
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one of my new favorites!The warm apricot flower of the native California Spheralcia
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The warm apricot flower of the native California Spheralcia. We have this growing in our front yard.
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Great article "Myths about California Natives" (Pic: Cornus stolonifera, Red Stem Dogwood)