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Heat & Drought Tolerant Plants for Central Valley, California

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California's Central Valley experiences long, hot summer days in the triple digits for much of the season. Native California plants need no amending or irrigation in the rich, fruitful soil. The Sunset Western Garden Book lists the Central Valley as

Heat & Drought Tolerant Plants for Central Valley, California

California's Central Valley experiences long, hot summer days in the triple digits for much of the season. Native California plants need no amending or irrigation in the rich, fruitful soil. The Sunset Western Garden Book lists the Central Valley as zone 8 and 9. Winter low temperatures average -2.22 to -7.78 degrees Celsius.

California Lilacs

Plant the native California lilac (Ceanothus spp.) for a highly fragrant shrub with striking blue flowers. Native plants do best in their natural habitats and this plant is adapted to California's Mediterranean climate with its hot and dry summer days. This plant lives for 20 to 25 years when cared for properly, which means no drip irrigation, no soil amendments, no summer water. These low-water plants do best when grouped with native plants having the same growth requirements. They grow from 7 to 9 feet tall and wide.

Flannelbush

Grow California flannelbush (Fremontodendron) as a tree or shrub in the same grouping with California lilacs. This native perennial has high drought tolerance and high fire tolerance. Its yellow saucer-shaped flowers will bloom spring through late summer. It reaches a height of 20 feet and width of 12 feet. Planting on hillsides is recommended, with no summer irrigation needed. It grows in any native soil.

Amaryllis belladonna

Amaryllis belladonna (Brunsvigia rosea), a bulb native to South Africa, thrives in Central California's hot, dry summers. It grows in any well-drained soil and receives all the water it needs from winter rains. It grows straplike leaves that drape into a fountain-like clump with rosy-pink trumpet-shaped flowers. Amaryllis grow to 1 foot tall and 2 feet wide. Plant bulbs 1 foot apart. All parts of this plant are poisonous, so don't plant these where children or pets are present.

Heat & Drought Tolerant Plants for Central Valley, California

Heat & Drought Tolerant Plants for Central Valley, California

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-03-13Views:130

California's Central Valley experiences long, hot summer days in the triple digits for much of the season. Native California plants need no amending or irrigation in the rich, fruitful soil. The Sunset Western Garden Book lists the Central Valley as[More]

Perennial Hummingbird Plants for Sacramento Valley, California

Perennial Hummingbird Plants for Sacramento Valley, California

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Grow plants that explode with colour and nectar production to attract hummingbirds. Hummingbirds are drawn to these plants, rather than those with fragrance, because their sense of smell isn't very good. The Sacramento Valley is part of the central v[More]

Drought Tolerant Shrubs for Texas

Drought Tolerant Shrubs for Texas

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-10-13Views:130

Record temperatures and a reduced rainfall has plummeted the state of Texas into one of the worst droughts in 50 years, according to The Wall Street Journal in July, 2009. With arid heat and very little water, gardeners are turning to drought-resista[More]

Low-Maintenance Landscape Plants for Central Florida

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Low-maintenance landscaping in central Florida centres around the use of native shrubs, trees and flowering plants. When using native plants, there is the added benefit of attracting wildlife and beneficial insects. Landscaping using this method not[More]

Plants for a North Central Florida Landscape

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone Map lists North Central Florida in Zones 8 and 9. The temperature may fall below freezing in winter. Summer nights remain too hot for some plants commonly grown farther north. Rainfall in this a[More]

California Plants for Southern Exposure

California Plants for Southern Exposure

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-02-10Views:130

Plants that thrive in hot southern-exposure areas must tolerate long hours of direct sunlight and the heat and dryness that occurs because of that sun. Drought-tolerant plants and sun-loving annuals and perennials are best suited to this portion of y[More]

Drought-Tolerant Low-Light House Plants

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Houseplants brighten up almost any indoor space. Attractive and practical, many even filter the air. Although light is the most important requirement when it comes to growing indoor plants, some species will thrive even in lowlight conditions. In fac[More]

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Drought-tolerant plants can offer benefits in addition to reduced water usage. Drought-resistant plants tend to be less susceptible to pests and disease, create less polluted runoff and require less maintenance. Fill those shady spots with drought- a[More]

Companion Plants for Bunny Tails

Companion Plants for Bunny Tails

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Bunny Tails grass "Lagarus ovatus" is an annual grass with flowers that look like soft bunny tails. This ornamental grass grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zones 9 to 11. Used for borders, containers, accents and other landscape desig[More]

Plants for a Hot Climate

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Gardening in a hot climate presents many challenges, and the best choice is to use native plants of the area that are most well adapted to the weather. Drought-tolerant plants do very well in hot climates because they have the capacity to store water[More]

Plants for around a lamp post

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Colourful annuals and perennials offer vibrant foliage and striking blooms. They add the finishing touch to hardscapes such as sidewalks, foundations, borders and fence or light posts. Plants can soften the texture of a landscape and add visual delig[More]

Plants for a Mediterranean Garden

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A Mediterranean-style garden is a garden that consists of drought tolerant plants commonly seen growing in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, such Spain, Italy or Greece. A Mediterranean garden is designed with formality and straight lines.[More]

Trailing Plants for Hanging Baskets

Trailing Plants for Hanging Baskets

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-06-04Views:130

When it comes to landscaping home property, some people think only of the ground. Others take advantage of very inch of space with vines, climbers and hanging pots. If you're planting a hanging garden, choose trailing plants that complement their sur[More]

Full Sun Plants for Outdoor Pots in Central Florida

Full Sun Plants for Outdoor Pots in Central Florida

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Central Florida, an area stretching from Leesburg to Punta Gorda and Fort Pierce, gets a lot of sun. Container plants should be extremely sun-tolerant to thrive in the year-round heat and intense light. The University of Florida Extension lists plant[More]

Potted Plants That Are Drought Tolerant

Potted Plants That Are Drought Tolerant

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-07-07Views:130

Potted plants or container plants are fun ways to have a portable garden that you can change the design of as often as you please. You can move the containers to highlight different plants or change up the pot's elevation to create different visuals.[More]

Drought & Shade Tolerant Shrubs for Zone 6

Drought & Shade Tolerant Shrubs for Zone 6

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-03-14Views:130

Several varieties of drought- and shade-tolerant shrubs are suitable for U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone six. Most of these shrubs are fairly easy to grow. Characteristics of Zone Six USDA hardiness zone six has average annual minimum t[More]

Plants for south facing garden

Plants for south facing garden

Category:HealthRelease time:2014-09-16Views:130

The direction of a garden determines how much light plants will receive, with south-facing gardens having the most. The key to planting a successful south-facing garden is to choose plant varieties that will thrive in heat and dry conditions. Luckily[More]

Foundation plants for the north side of my house

Foundation plants for the north side of my house

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-04-12Views:130

Foundation plants help anchor the garden to the house. The plants soften the look of the building and enhance its appeal. Plants located next to the home's foundation should be drought-tolerant or need minimal water so the moisture doesn't affect the[More]

Evergreen Plants for a Wet Area

Evergreen Plants for a Wet Area

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-05-29Views:130

You can find evergreen landscaping plants for wet areas, with North American native species up to the task of growing in damp parts of your property. The evergreens suitable for wet situations include some coniferous trees, but broadleaved evergreens[More]

Trailing Plants for Full Shade

Trailing Plants for Full Shade

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-07-07Views:130

Shaded areas offer some challenges when choosing landscape plants. Most plants need plenty of light for photosynthesis and healthy growth, and trailing varieties often need the sun to create new plant cells for suckers. Several varieties, however, le[More]

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