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Plant Lists

We have developed lists of plants that we like to include in our landscape designs. These are plants that we have become familiar with in our landscapes and feel that you might enjoy knowing about too. The lists will be regularly updated to reflect our newest favorites as pictures are taken of them and inspiration strikes. If there are specific plants that you would like information about but can't find on our lists please ask. Plants move so quickly through the nursery trade that it is hard for anyone to keep up with all of the plants that are currently available. Since plants that are blooming are poor choices for planting we aim to provide information and photographs so you can better know what you are buying and planting in your garden. We are only a fraction of the way there with many more plants to post. Click on the letters below to link to alphabetical lists of the plants.

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Drought Tolerant Plants Use plants that have needs that match our climate.
Dry Shade Garden This is a list for the conditions under native oaks, specifying plants appropriate to the survival of the trees.

California Native Plants What could be more appropriate for our landscape than plants and wildflowers from our local natural environment?

Shade Garden, A natural Air Conditioner
Full Sun Plants A place for a lot of color in the landscape

Perennial Plants For cut flowers, for long lasting color in the landscape.
Succulents Plants for a Drought Tolerant Garden

Spring Flowers: There is no season with more flowers in the garden
Summer Flowers: These sturdy flowering plants can stand the heat
Fall Flowers: This is often the most difficult time to find blooms in the garden.

Trees for California: A spot of shade, a visual screen, connection to the shared view.
Shrubs: forming the structure of the garden, and with amazing colorful foliage and flower displays

Silver and Gray Garden:Bring the soft foliage colors of our region into your garden design
Fall Color There is nothing that brings the season to a satisfying close better than a Fall foliage and berry display.

Salvia : Sage More than 100 Sages for your garden
Ceanothus : California Lilac Fragrant whether they are low and flat or 12 feet tall

Deciduous Fruit Trees: My goal is to eat fruit from my trees all year long.

Vines: They may be slow to start but once they start watch them go. It is important to know how big and fast they can grow when you may be burdened with massive pruning jobs later.

Rare and unusual Plants: Why use something ordinary when an exceptional plant can fill the bill

Ornamental Grasses A soft touch for a landscape
Bulbs Bring a surprise element to your garden

Critters in the Garden: With diversity of plants you get diversity of the creatures that will call your garden home. Bring a little excitement to your garden, make a Fragrant Garden, a Butterfly Garden or a Hummingbird Garden.

Rose Lists: David Austin Roses, Hybrid Teas, Old species Roses, Climbers and more.


Cooks Corner:There is always something good to eat when it comes from the garden

Palm Trees:Looking to add a little bit of the tropics to your yard. There are more than just a few specimens


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