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Tag: Functional Planting

Inland Gardening

Have you ever used the word ‘only’ in the same sentence as ‘90 degrees’ or found yourself convinced that gardening where you live is a sort of purification process akin to hot yoga? If so, then you are probably an inland gardener.

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Intermediate Gardening

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.

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Fragrant Native Plants

As an adaptation to the arid climate in which they grow, many California native plants have high concentrations of oils that are very pleasantly fragrant. Many of these fragrances will bring a sense of place to your garden.

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Fives Senses Gardening

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

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Native Plantings for Slopes

For slope plantings you will need an array of plants that have different root depths in order to keep the slope intact. Check out our list of California native plants for your slopes.

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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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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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