• Drought tolerant plants

    Deer-resistant low growers for the Sierra foothills

    by  • September 24, 2016 • Drought tolerant plants, Plant Profiles • 0 Comments

    Creeping thyme and Ajuga

    27 favorite ‘ground covers’ Growing plants that ‘cover the ground’ means you have something to plant in the front of a flower bed, something for along the edge of paths and, importantly, something that prevents weeds from growing.  You can even ‘create’ a lawn-like area that doesn’t take the maintenance of usual lawn care. All...

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    California Fuchsia, easy to grow, complicated in name

    by  • April 22, 2011 • Drought tolerant plants, Plant Profiles • 15 Comments

    Growing California Fuchsia is like hanging out a neon sign to a certain pollinator, namely hummingbirds! It also fills a need many native plant gardeners have of maintaining a colorful garden all year and Zauschneria fits that description. The red, red-orange, pink, or white blossoms — sized just for a hummingbird’s beak — open...

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    California natives mix with Mediterranean neighbors

    by  • April 5, 2011 • CA natives, Drought tolerant plants • 5 Comments

    Taking advantage our our beautiful ‘natives’ Adding drought tolerant Mediterranean plants to our existing California natives is a winning strategy or a deer resistant garden. This planting area is a mix of CA natives and North American natives and Mediterranean plants suited to wild conditions. All are tough, hardy and blooming plants. We used...

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