• Posts Tagged ‘drought tolerant’

    Planting Dudleya in a brick

    by  • June 6, 2013 • Plant Profiles • 11 Comments

    Canyon Live-forever or Rock Lettuce, Dudleya cymosa, is a great California native for containers.  This container is a brick found at the lake and probably used as an anchor along the shore.  I found a better use for it and planted a small dudleya in each opening.   It’s lived happily here for two...

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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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