The Garden Blog

Fall Rains Supreme

  Erin Aguiar, Manager of Horticulture Even for the experienced gardener the most challenging plants should also be planted in fall. Some California natives easily succumb to the challenges of the summer dormancy. Woolly bluecurls, Tricostema, is a tricky plant, but the bright blue flowers spikes and the unique aroma makes it totally worth the effort. For the shady spot choose bush anemone, Carpentaria californica, with delicate white flowers and glossy green leaves. There are many plants native to Mediterranean climates, which are well adapted to grow alongside California native plants. Plants from parts of Chile, Southwest Australia, South Africa, and

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