I have been sowing and planting california seeds and plants for very many years now & had attended quite a few workshops and meetings to understand the CA native plants even more. I love how easy it is to grow and maintain them, except for the beautiful California Poppy. The poppies need to be deadheaded which means when the blooms fade you deadhead them or cut the faded blooms and that will encourage flowering and prolongs the blooming period. Deadheading is a strenuous and time taking garden work. But it keeps your garden looking really pretty!! But most of the other plants just need to be cut and cared for every now and then. You don’t even need to water them that often compared to other kinds of gardens, also they don’t require fertilizers either!
I have a wide variety of plants in my front garden which are wild rose, manzanita, stinging nettle, california sage, beach strawberry, woodland strawberry, monkey flower, primrose, sea side daisy, blue eye grass, California morningglory, penstemon, California Aster, Toyon/California holly tree, Wallace’s nightshade, coral bells, Ceanothus Joyce coulter, clarika, baby blue eyes, blue bells, California false indigo bush, tidy tips, arroyo lupine, Chinese houses, dwarf godetia, five spots, blue thimble/globe gilia, California goldfields, Mountain phlox, palmers penstemon, showy California milkweed & California poppy to name a few.
Mountain Phlox and BlueBells
California Poppy Mission Bells
California Wild Rose
Baby blue eyes, mountain phlox & California Poppy
California poppy, Dwarf Godetia, Clarika & Chinese houses
California poppy, Godetia, Clarika & Chinese houses
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