KITCHEN SIDE There are so many beautiful native plants in CA, I'm glad there's someone out there showing how to use them. Can I Add Year-Round Color To My Using California Native Plants?

OH MY!!! a page with all the native sages!!! "Sages, Salvias, truly drought tolerant California Native plants." Starting with my favorite, White Sage, Salvia apiana.

OH MY!!! a page with all the native sages!!! "Sages, Salvias, truly drought tolerant California Native plants." Starting with my favorite, White Sage, Salvia apiana.

Why Garden with Native Plants: 1. Save water, 2. Lower maintenance, 3. Reduce pesticides, 4. Invite wildlife, 5. Support local ecology | Also: where to find plants native to California

Why Garden with Native Plants: 1. Save water, 2. Lower maintenance, 3. Reduce pesticides, 4. Invite wildlife, 5. Support local ecology | Also: where to find plants native to California

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflower and Native Plants, California (photo via californianativeflora.com, from the 2010 Theodore Native Plant Garden Tour)

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflower and Native Plants, California (photo via californianativeflora.com, from the 2010 Theodore Native Plant Garden Tour)

These are four of my favorite California native plants. They're drought tolerant and will grow well in the increasingly warm and dry Southern California garden. For more info: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/gardening-by-region/southern-california/

Top Native Plants of Southern California

These are four of my favorite California native plants. They're drought tolerant and will grow well in the increasingly warm and dry Southern California garden. For more info: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/gardening-by-region/southern-california/

Salvia Celestial Blue is REALLY blue. Native plants are wonderfully fragrant and colorful. Celestial Blue has grown into a six ft. bush with no irrigation in both Los Angeles and San Diego. You'll have to water it a few times to start it, but then it's on a roll!

Salvia Celestial Blue is REALLY blue. Native plants are wonderfully fragrant and colorful. Celestial Blue has grown into a six ft. bush with no irrigation in both Los Angeles and San Diego. You'll have to water it a few times to start it, but then it's on a roll!

The several Milkweed species native to California are host plants for Monarchs. Monarchs migrate from the Sierra to winter on the central California coast.

The several Milkweed species native to California are host plants for Monarchs. Monarchs migrate from the Sierra to winter on the central California coast.

Long blooming, drought tolerant and clay friendly California native Clarkias annuals. they self-sow reliably, so you’ll have new volunteers every year, brand new plants that never look aged or sad. Exceptionally exuberant, “Ruby Chalice Clarkia” quickly reaches 30” x 30”, displaying a profusion of 2” cherry centered lavender-pink blooms beginning in May and lasting till midsummer and even Fall (with some water).

Long blooming, drought tolerant and clay friendly California native Clarkias annuals. they self-sow reliably, so you’ll have new volunteers every year, brand new plants that never look aged or sad. Exceptionally exuberant, “Ruby Chalice Clarkia” quickly reaches 30” x 30”, displaying a profusion of 2” cherry centered lavender-pink blooms beginning in May and lasting till midsummer and even Fall (with some water).

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