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Hard Working Native Plants

The following is a list of native plants that you can put in the ground and virtually forget about except to enjoy their beauty and marvel at their efficiency. These plants work for a living and really earn their place in your landscape.

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Wildflower Seed Mixes

Tree of Life Nursery offers several native wildflower seed mixes which are an excellent addition to drought tolerant landscapes. The blends were developed for use

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Summer Water for Native Plants

California native plants are well adapted to our climate and can tolerate extended periods of heat and drought in their natural setting. Many natives experience a drought-induced dormancy in the summer. They simply maintain their size and shape, add very little to no new growth, and sometimes even lose a few leaves toward the end of the season.This is how they “tough it out”.

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Native Grasses

Many native grasses here in California are drought tolerant. Listed below are some of our favorite California native grasses.

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Native Plant Groundcovers

The low-growing, spreading habit of certain California natives make them ideal groundcovers for planting in masses on slopes, in the front of mixed border plantings,

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Poolside Plants

A drought tolerant poolscape of mixed native plants is an appropriate way to add softness, texture and beauty to your backyard oasis.

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Essay #5 Inspiration Along The Way

The inspiration for our built environment comes from the cultural and natural histories of California. Our garden designs are inspired by nature.

But people are our real source of lasting inspiration.

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Edible Native Plants

When you think of how you connect to your native garden, you may not immediately think of it as a place you find something to nibble on. Learn more about edible native California plants for your garden.

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