This variety of Bougainvillea 'San Diego Red' grows everywhere in San Diego. This shrub is great for year round color as long as you plant  it in a sunny location.  'San Diego Red' can reach 12-15 feet wide  and loves to sprawl over a fence as seen in this photo.  Bougainvilleas are drought tolerant but they are also frost sensitive.  A sustained chill of under 30 degrees will kill the top of the plant,  but not the whole plant.  Bougainvilleas are also thorny, so use carefully.

This variety of Bougainvillea 'San Diego Red' grows everywhere in San Diego. This shrub is great for year round color as long as you plant it in a sunny location. 'San Diego Red' can reach 12-15 feet wide and loves to sprawl over a fence as seen in this photo. Bougainvilleas are drought tolerant but they are also frost sensitive. A sustained chill of under 30 degrees will kill the top of the plant, but not the whole plant. Bougainvilleas are also thorny, so use carefully.

Ornamental kale - cold tolerant with leaves in lavender, rose and white, creates brilliant color to a winter garden

17 best plants for cool-season color

Ornamental kale - cold tolerant with leaves in lavender, rose and white, creates brilliant color to a winter garden

Hyacinth is the common name for about 30 perennial flowering plants. These spring blooming bulbs come in a wide variety of bloom colors. They grow in sun to light shade and are often planted with daffodils and tulips in the spring garden. Zones 4-9

Hyacinth is the common name for about 30 perennial flowering plants. These spring blooming bulbs come in a wide variety of bloom colors. They grow in sun to light shade and are often planted with daffodils and tulips in the spring garden. Zones 4-9

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Some great container gardens--sun, shade, flowers, no flowers...26 of 'em.

Great Containers for Gardening

Some great container gardens--sun, shade, flowers, no flowers...26 of 'em.

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