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Holly N

New drought tolerant and butterfly and bee attractant landscaping

Location: 

Concord, CA

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Holly N

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Diane Ewoldt

I removed my lawn and replaced it with a carpet of Dymondia. My house faces North, so I left the established shade loving Camelias and holly fern as foundation plants. The triangular beds bordering the walkway contain Elijah Blue festuca, jack spratt phormium, day lilies, iris, diamond frost euphorbia, and dragonsblood sedum. Flagstone forms paths through the yard and on the parkway. The yard is framed with a hedge of icee blue podocarpus with a crepe myrtle on the right and melaleuca on the left. Underplanting of butterfly bush, salvia, lavender and gaura attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Location: 

6530 Pageantry St Long Beach, Ca

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Diane Ewoldt

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Ellen

Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus) blooming in our backyard. A great drought-tolerant late summer / early fall bloom!

Location: 

Sacramento

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Ellen

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Lisa

Orange and purple wallflower

Location: 

Davis, CA

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Lisa

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Aaron B.

Our Tropical theme yard uses very little water.Each plant has its own drip line.Most of these plants are very Drought tolerant.The Grass uses Hunters top of the line MP Rotator sprinkler for 20% saving on water compared to older sprinklers. We used Marathon Grass for its Drought tolerant traits. All of the yard is on a Timer.

Location: 

El Cajon

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Aaron B.

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Brid Evan

Heuchera ‘Rosada’, Hybrid Alum Root, Perennial,

Location: 

City of Trees & 7Cs

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Brid Evan

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