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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Art 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! california-native-gardens
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.
Native plants and Insects: A Vital Connection
How to Design a Garden for Native Bees
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How to Design a Garden for Native Bees Landscape by Debbie Ballentine
Design a bee friendly garden
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 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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How to attract native bees and pollinating insects to your garden.
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Guide to attracting bees in your garden. We need to help our bees!
Restoring The Landscape With Native Plants: Plan Now for Spring Pollinators
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."
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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Drought tolerant front yard
Great gardens for a new era! Fortunately, water conservation doesn’t mean settling for a barren landscape; it means practicing good gardening. Join us on August 17 to learn how to create and maintain a low water garden
Water-wise garden makeover: Native plants and permeable paving are both Earth-friendly and attractive
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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Flowering Western Redbud tree (Cercis occidentalis) in Southern California, drought tolerant native plant garden
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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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Cottage garden. California poppies and Butterfly Blue Delphinium
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Perhaps Apricot Chiffon California Poppies with Delphiniums. Great color combination.
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Beautiful Colors of Spring Flowers
California Poppy 'Apricot Chiffon' & Penstemon heterophyllus. Beautiful color combo
Fremontodendron - Flannel Bush (from the San Marcos Growers California Native Plant Page)
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Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor' (Flannel Bush) - This great plant is a hybrid created by Ken Taylor at his native plant nursery and garden in Aromas, CA. It blooms golden flowers with a darker orange outside petals in the spring and summer and grows to only 5 feet tall and spreads to at least 8 feet. A great plant for slopes or other well-drained sites. Full sun, no irrigation water needed once established
Fremontodendron - Flannel Bush (from the San Marcos Growers California Native Plant Page)--an excellent resource for native plants
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. Along back retaining wall, and front yard border hedge.
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. 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.
"Add Year-Round Color Using California Native Plants"
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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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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.
California Native Plant Society - Sacramento Valley Chapter - Friday walks are for seed and data collecting, plant identification, photography, and fun! Our destination changes each week depending on th...
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Great article "Myths about California Natives" (Pic: Cornus stolonifera, Red Stem Dogwood)