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Indian mallow-Abutilon palmeri. Lovely apricot colored blooms 8 months out of the year. Soft fuzzy green foliage. Cali native, supports loads of beneficial insects.

Truly luminous, almost turquoise blooms, 6-12” tall, will make this one of your favorite California natives. Not a shy bloomer, you’ll get lots of those beautiful blooms much loved by hummers & butterflies. Dense & compact, it grows to a maximum 14” x 14” with bluish-green evergreen.

Salvia apiana: native coastal sage scrub, medicinal, culinary. Support hummingbirds, butterflies, and people.

from Sunset

Water-wise garden design guide red bottlebrush, lavander, lions tail (orange, drought tolerant) and gaillardia "Arizona Sun" blooms constantly. Leafy reed grass (Calamagrostis foliosa)

from Sunset

Water-wise garden design guide

Channel rainwater A permeable pathway made of broken concrete packed with sand allows rainwater to pass into the ground, where it's accessible to plant roots.

from Better Homes and Gardens

Landscaping for an Active Family

color and layering

Cotyledon orbiculata var oblonga