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How I view my garden shifted when plants matured and I noticed what was using them: what was gathering nectar and pollen, what was eating leaves, what was predating what. I had to unlearn decades o...

How I view my garden shifted when plants matured and I noticed what was using them: what was gathering nectar and pollen, what was eating leaves, what was predating what. I had to unlearn decades o.

Rock lined drainage swale, seasonal stream in Menzies California native plant garden in spring with flowering azalea and wildflowers, San Francisco Botanical Garden

He could change the look of the drainage pond completely! Not so much the plants as the rock, if he wanted to, to make it look more river rock like

Size: 4h x 4w, Sun-Part Shade, Occ.H2O/moist   California Figwort is a larval food source of the Checkerspot butterfly. Herbaceous perennial which forms a widely branching and fast spreading rootstock. Found along roadsides, moist places, chaparral and coastal scrub, it can become invasive with summer water. The flower is brown-maroon with pale yellow-green. Use it for contrast in a mixed border and for the butterflies. Yuki and Wailaki Indians used the leaf ashes as a valuable source of…

World's most beautiful Native Plant Nursery, specializing in California Native Plants, ferns, and environmentally friendly landscaping

Lessons from the California native plant garden tour.  Use leaves for mulch is one (pictured here).

Lessons from the California native plant garden tour. Use leaves for mulch is one (pictured here).

A native plant garden in Bakersfield, California...I like how the lfront lawn area is cut way down....good idea for our front yard?

A native plant garden in Bakersfield, California.I like how the lfront lawn area is cut way down.good idea for our front yard?

http://www.calscape.org/

http://www.calscape.org/

Snowberries in winter. california native

Fall and winter color in California native plant garden.

California Native Plants for the Garden . Available at the Huntington Store.  http://www.thehuntingtonstore.org/collections/books/products/california-native-plants-for-the-garden

California Native Plants for the Garden

California Native Plants for the Garden, a book by Carol Bornstein, David Fross, Bart O'Brien

Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter', Festuca californica, Cercis occidentalis, Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince'

Pool Plants, California Native Garden, Plant Nursery, Native Gardens, East Bay, Water Gardens, Bays, Garden Ideas, Planting

Western Columbine for moist shade.

Aquilegia formosa - Western Columbine - hummingbird plant that flowers in May and June

Hummingbirds - California Natives Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, Inc.

California native plants to attract hummingbirds

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Kate and Harry Dobbins’ garden – « Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

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