4-Season Color for Your California Native Garden
Too many people think that growing a native-plant garden means putting up with a drab, boring, brown yard. How wrong they are. There are thousands of California native plants to choose from to make any local garden a stunning head-turner. The flowers and foliage are not only beautiful, but they attract birds and butterflies as well, making a lively, colorful garden. And, of course, they make you feel good about helping the environment and saving lots of money on irrigation and maintenance. Make sure you take into account the plants' natural growing conditions before choosing color or foliage type. A flower that grows wild in full sun in the Mojave desert can't survive in San Fransisco, no matter how pretty it may look there. Here are some plants that will make sure your garden looks beautiful all year.