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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 #Garden Using California Native Plants?

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?

Why Garden with Native Plants & How to Find Native Plants  From California Native Plants Society

Why It's Great to Garden with Native Plants & How to Find Native Plants // California Native Plants Society

A new look: A frontyard is crafted to match a Craftsmans home in CA, melding gingkos and Japanese maples with California natives.

A frontyard is crafted to match a Greene & Greene Craftsman home in Pasadena

A new look: Susan and Derek Pippert gave the front yard of their Greene & Greene home a complete makeover, melding gingkos and Japanese mapl.

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

March - One of fifty stunning gardens on the 2010 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour.

CA own native landscape design  Penstemons and sage

CA own native landscape design Penstemons and sage Note the masses of plants and no space in between. Adapt by using plants native to my area.

Plant Wildflowers  If you want a look that is easy to maintain yet still pretty, plant wildflowers in a flower bed. You won't have to worry about making the area look perfectly landscaped, but you will still have a flower bed that is lovely and didn't take much work. Seeds work well, or you can go with cheap plants. Make sure to see if the plants are annuals or bi-annuals so you will know when to expect them to die off.

10 High Impact Landscaping Ideas For Instant Curb Appeal

California Native plant garden, including Sticky Monkey, Buckwheat, Salvia and Coyote Mint, surrounding the bird bath.  Wildlife habitat.  Butterfly and bee garden - design featured in the California Native Plant Society's 'Going Native Garden Tour.'

California Native plant garden, including Sticky Monkey, Buckwheat, Salvia and Coyote Mint, surrounding the bird bath. Butterfly and bee garden – design featured in the California Native Plant Societys Going Native Garden Tour.

California native plant gardening and landscaping have tremendous positive impacts to our watersheds, to habitat recovery, and to curbing catastrophic wildfires. In particular, the resolution recognizes that home landscaping and gardening with native plants can cut residential water use from 60 to 90% over conventional gardening.

California native plant gardening and landscaping have tremendous positive impacts to our watersheds, to habitat recovery, and to curbing catastrophic wildfires. In particular, the resolution recognizes that home landscaping and gardening with native plan

(native gardening) Gorgeous mix of Mediterranean and California native plants in this low-water landscape designed by Arleen Ferrara of Satori Garden Design. Looks like a watercolor painting!

(native gardening) Gorgeous mix of Mediterranean and California native plants in this low-water landscape designed by Arleen Ferrara of Satori Garden Design. Looks like a watercolor painting! @ its-a-green-life

California Native Garden. Lots of big bushes together = drama!

Elysian Landscapes creates natural looking, low maintenance, low-water-use landscapes using gravel, quarter-minus, and a wide variety of pl.

Calliopsis  This coreopsis is a carefree, self-seeding annual that creates loads of bright yellow color all summer long. It's as tough and drought tolerant as it is charming.  Name: Coreopsis tinctoria  Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: To 2 feet tall  Zones: Annual

Top Native Plants of Southern California

Calliopsis This coreopsis is a carefree, self-seeding annual that creates loads of bright yellow color all summer long. It's as tough and drought tolerant as it is charming. Check out more Southern California Native Plants.

Idea for bed around bird feeder in front--poppies & catmint

A gorgeous combination of golden poppies, red poppies, valley violet, and I don't know what those whites are -- use Santa Barbara daisies? You can put the California fuchsia in the back for better variety of flower type.

Native Penstemon, California Fuchsia, Thread-leaf Milkweed and grey Conejo Buckwheat in this 100% California native garden.

Native Penstemon, California Fuchsia, Thread-leaf Milkweed and grey Conejo Buckwheat in this California native garden.