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9 Plants That'll Make Your Southern California Garden Flourish via @PureWow.   Penstemon  Many of the plants bees like best have large, tubular flowers with petals that act as a landing platform. Penstemon, like this red variety, fit the bill.

9 Plants That'll Make Your Southern California Garden Flourish

9 Plants That'll Make Your Southern California Garden Flourish via @PureWow. Penstemon Many of the plants bees like best have large, tubular flowers with petals that act as a landing platform. Penstemon, like this red variety, fit the bill.

Plant one this spring, and it could reach heights of 10, 20, even 30 feet by summer's end.

10 Fast-Climbing Vines for Your Garden

Plant one this spring, and it could reach heights of 10, 20, even 30 feet by summer's end.

full sun, low maintenance, drought tolerant plants http://www.LystHouse.com

10 Different and Great Garden project Anyone Can Make 10

Euphorbias do well in my northern California garden ~Holy hell I had no idea they got that big! So pretty!

Euphorbias do well in my northern California garden ~Holy hell I had no idea they got that big! So pretty!

Stepping stone pathway leading to garden room with chairs around backyard fire pit on slate, flagstone patio in drought tolerant, summer-dry California garden

Stepping stone pathway leading to garden room with chairs around backyard fire pit on slate, flagstone patio in drought tolerant, summer-dry California garden

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/

Last fall we stayed in a house in Northern California with the most wonderful garden I have seen in a long while.  I loved that it was filled with beautiful g

Planting: Drought Tolerant Garden

Last fall we stayed in a house in Northern California with the most wonderful garden I have seen in a long while. I loved that it was filled with beautiful g

Colorful California garden with orange and yellow flower perennials, Canna, Anigozanthos, Rudbeckia; Schneck Garden

Colorful California garden with orange and yellow flower perennials, Canna, Anigozanthos, Rudbeckia; Schneck Garden

Red, magenta flowering drought tolerant shrub Leptospermum scoparium, New Zealand Tea Tree, in Southern California garden

Red, magenta flowering drought tolerant shrub Leptospermum scoparium, New Zealand Tea Tree, in Southern California garden

Flowering Western Redbud tree (Cercis occidentalis) in Southern California, drought tolerant native plant garden

Flowering Western Redbud tree (Cercis occidentalis) in Southern California, drought tolerant native plant garden

This California garden blends Japanese and Western design. The author graded the site, built the path, and created the stone group using principles of Japanese gardening learned in Kyoto. The client, an artist and painter, has used the slopes and the boulders as a foil, creating a planting layout which turns to Western horticultural ideas for inspiration.

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This California garden blends Japanese and Western design. The author graded the site, built the path, and created the stone group using principles of Japanese gardening learned in Kyoto. The client, an artist and painter, has used the slopes and the boulders as a foil, creating a planting layout which turns to Western horticultural ideas for inspiration.