July 20, 2018

Smart California Garden
Dry Climate and Low Water Use Plants & Trees

By planting California native plants, you will support and attract our essential insects, bees, butterflies, birds and countless other animals that lay their eggs on, or consume, only native plants. There is still another benefit to native plants: they are designed by nature to grow here, so once they are established, they require little or no irrigation or fertilizer. Nature will take care of your yardwork!

Why Dry Gardening (Xeriscape)?

California gardens incorporates xeriscape, feng shui, zen living, stone, boulders, and creative water elements into xeriscape "dry gardening/landscaping/farming" - perfect for an area like California.

Preservation of the spirit of California and xeriscape creates a visually attractive landscape that uses plants selected for their water efficiency. Properly installed and maintained, a xeriscape can use less than one-half the water of a traditional landscape and require less maintenance than turf landscapes.

Guide to Sustainable Landscaping
University of California Garden Web
University of California Vegetable Research & Information Center
Santa Clara County Landscape Conversion Rebate
University of California All-Stars Plant Search
Gardening Tips from the Experts at the Desert Botanical Garden
App to identify plants: PictureThis
12 Great Drought-Tolerant Plants
Blue Chalk Sticks Succulents
Fabric Weed Barrier
Humming Birds Plant List
Safer Option For Garden Bug Spray
Wild Flowers in Bloom
Hawaiian Ti/Cordyline banksii 'Electric Pink'
35 Low Water Plants you Probably Never Heard of
Drought Tolerant Garden Design
50 Perenials For Lower Water Use
Landscape Plants for California
Growing Healthy Succulents
Salvias For Every Garden
127 Stunning Drought Tolerant Plants
Plants That Won’t Drain You
Desert USA Plants
Butchart Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
National Gardening Association
Our House Plants
Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens
Oregon Garden
Cheyenne, Wyoming Botanic Garden
Morikami Japanese Garden, Delray Beach, Florida
Perennials
The Serious Eats Field Guide to Asian Greens

  

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