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Assuming you don’t spend more than a couple of days at a time near 100 in the summer but also don’t describe your general weather as having a coastal influence you probably fit into this intermediate category. In other words you aren’t constantly cool but you aren’t altogether melting either. Below is a condensed list of native plants that will do well in your region.
The California garden is tended nature in miniature. It’s not about the plants. It’s about generosity. It’s about giving back to the land and giving oneself the pleasure and satisfaction of loving, getting involved, and tending a garden modeled after the natural beauty of the region.
When you walk into your garden and stimulate your five senses you feel complete. As a child you may have loved chewing lemongrass and picking flowers. Now as adults in our native gardens, we can nibble on sweet grapes, watch seed heads blow in the wind and breathe in the soothing aroma of a white sage.
It is important to keep in mind when planting to use a variety of flowers that will provide access to our great range of pollinators. Equally important is providing food for pollinators year round. This can be achieved by keeping in mind a calendar of color when you are choosing your plants.