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Native Plant...Is What?..Native to Your Area~!

A Must Read:
Las Pilitas Nursery Says It Best...
'A native plant is a plant that evolved in an area before modern humans or their animals wandered through...
In California that's somewhere between 1400 and 1500. It's really hard to be site specific about the time or what plants were there in much of California as native plants in some areas were completely replaced by weeds, fire, and other activities of man.
All we grow are California native plants. Have for almost 4 decades. That means we grow plants that grew within the boundaries of the state line in the year 1400 A.D .
In your garden, the closer you can get to what should grow there, the less problems you'll have with , soil conditions, rainfall, temperature, humidity, and herbivores like deer, etc.
There are a lot of little things that depend on the native plants that are supposed to be in your area. There are bacteria, fungi, bees, butterflies, ants and birds that depend on the native flora of your area to survive. Remove the natives and you remove the birds and butterflies. The common replacements are flies, rats and roaches.'
Awesome Information!!! Read more at their website:
http://www.laspilitas.com/help/native-plants.htm
Thank you for an awesome description of Native Plants! Photo below is of California Wild Flowers before Weeds Came Along! Thanks for the beautiful photo LP!
http://www.greenmatterz.com/native-plants/
#nativeplants   #plants   #california   #xeriscape   #wildflowers  
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Salvia Celestial Blue in the Top 10 for Xeriscape! 

Xeriscape with this Salvia Celestial Blue, a Native Plant and add some color to your garden! Gorgeous!
Our freinds at Las Pilitas Nursery, here in San Diego state:
'Very stable and tolerant of almost gravel for soil and extreme heat, has also grown in part shade, in the interior, and daily water for about five years, and has been stunning in coastal clay with no water.
Salvia 'Celestial Blue' flowers are large for a sage, fragrant and almost pop out of a bouquet with the glow of blue purple. On one happy plant, the flowers stayed for 2 years, just slowly getting bigger.' wow, thanks again Las Pilitas Nursery, where I find so much great information! I would definately add this to my xeriscaping!
http://www.greenmatterz.com/why-xeriscape/
#nativeplants   #xeriscape   #plants   #garden  
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Manzanita in the Top 10 Native Plants for Xeriscape!

I love this plant, I was just out in the high desert this weekend (hot and dry) and there were manzanitas everywhere you looked! Pretty much the only "green" out there, everything else is brown but these beauties! The bark is what I love most, very rich looking mahogany coloring! A true eye-catcher in a land of boulders, dirt, dead aloe plants etc...can't wait to go there again!
Learn more about Manzanita for xeriscape from Las Pilitas Nusery
'You can grow a manzanita if you live in the Western United States. Manzanita is the common name for the genus Arctostaphylos. There are more than forty species of Arctostaphylos in California not to mention all the, cultivars, subspecies and hybrids. Manzanita species grow from two inches (some of the coastal species) to twenty feet tall (many interior species). Manzanitas are popular for their shiny red or mahogany colored bark. Manzanitas have urn-shaped flowers that vary from pink to white and are popular with hummingbirds. They are very drought tolerant and evergreen, always looking green and healthy even in the hottest, driest part of the summer. They survive in many harsh environments; however, it also makes them very susceptible to over watering and fertilizing. They really do not like to be summer watered nor fertilized. If grown correctly these plants, especially the larger forms, will grow for more than 100 years.' thank you!!!
http://www.greenmatterz.com/why-xeriscape/
#xeriscape   #plants   #nativeplants   #xeriscaping   #manzanita   #droughttolerant   #landscapephotography   #gardeningtips  
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Artificial Boxwood Topiary Balls, Manzanita, Cor-Ten Steel Container Makes A Stunning Work of Art for Our Madera Collection!

Artificial Boxwood Balls on Manzanita Wood in a Cor-Ten Steel Planter Box, a beautiful Topiary design! A handmade piece of art by our very own David White, wow, thanks again! This combination of artificial boxwood, manzanita, weathering steel with a sprinkling of black stones, is a maintenance free dream! These four elements are weather-proof and are drought tolerant for many years to come, a must-have for your home! A great solution for "What should we put in that corner?" or "We really need something there!" For your backyard, patio or living room, a welcome addition!
http://geraniumstreet.com/planters/
#artificialboxwood   #topiary   #boxwood   #planter   #steel   #manzanita   #backyard   #patiofurniture   #outdoorfurniture   #homedecor  
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Corten Steel + Driftwood + Artificial Cypress Trees, The Madera Collection By David White!

Corten Steel Container with Artificial Cypress Trees and Driftwood! This piece is perect for your Rustic Outdoor Living Room! All of these elements are maintenance free, weather tolerant and drought proof! And, of course the faux Cypress Trees are UV Rated, no fading!  Another great addition to your home indoors or out! Thank you David, amazing work of art!
http://geraniumstreet.com/planters/
#rustic   #cypress   #driftwood   #outdoorfurniture   #handmade   #natural   #trees   #elements   #patiofurniture   #livingroomdecor  
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Salvia Pozo Blue in the Top 10 Native Plants for Xeriscape!

Absolutely Gorgeous! Birds and Bees Love This One!
Las Pilitas Nursery has alot of info on this beauty...click below please!
Salvia Pozo Blue flowers are a perfect setup for butterflies, native bees, bumblebees, hummingbirds and moths. The seeds are loved by quail and does well in most California gardens with no extra water.
http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/607--salvia-pozo-blue
#nativeplants   #plants   #xeriscape   #birds   #bees   #droughttolerant  
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Thank you Owner-Builder Network!
How To Tell A Safe Pallet From A Toxic One

http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/9eb1

The burning question... are pallets safe to use for your projects? It's a question we get asked every time we feature a pallet projects.

If you want to know how to tell the difference between a good pallet and a risky (or poisoned) one, you really need to read this article.
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Blue Eyed Grass in the Top 10 Native Plants for Xeriscape! Lovely!

Drought tolerant plants are perfect for xeriscaping as in this case- Blue Eyed- can tolerate full sun everywhere! Nice! Las Pilitas Nursey says:
'It is widely distributed in California on open, grassy slopes, Redwood forests. Blue Eyed Grass has small, iris-like leaves.  It likes full sun and garden water. It also can become very drought tolerant and tolerate full sun everywhere. It grows in sand to clay, coastal bluffs to interior grasslands. In a native garden Blue Eyed Grass can grow most spots but it's a small perennial so use it amongst rocks, or with other small perennials.' Thank you over at Las Pilitas, such a wonderful website! Click here to read more on this native:
http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/642--sisyrinchium-bellum
#nativeplants   #xeriscape   #droughttolerant   #gardeningtips   #flowers   #garden   #plants  
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Calliandra eriophylla aka Fairy Duster in the Top 10 Native Plants for Xeriscape!

A Delicate Flowering Shrub...Las Pilitas Nursey tells us about the 'fairy duster' another beautiful Native California Plant for Xeriscaping!
'Fairy Duster is a 1 to 3 ft. shrub to sub-shrub that is native from San Diego County through New Mexico and south to Mexico. The 1-2 inch flowers are like a red cross between acacia and bottlebrush. Cattle, deer and horses will browse Fairy Duster if given a chance. In the desert washes it is invisible until it flowers, then it is a ohhh and ahhh.' Love that part! Thank you, friends over at Las Pilitas Nursery!
http://www.greenmatterz.com/why-xeriscape/
#nativeplants   #flower   #xeriscape   #plants   #droughttolerant  
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Monkey Flowers In The Top 10 Native Plants for Xeriscape!

1st off, love the name--the flowers do look like smiling monkeys!~
Carol Bornstein, author via San Marcos Growers explains the Why of these bushes being perfect for xeriscaping!
'A stroll through some of California's most widespread plant communities - coastal scrub, chaparral, oak woodland, mixed evergreen forest, or coniferous forest - will likely yield several sightings. Natural populations occupy a variety of habitats, from rocky, sundrenched slopes to the dappled shade beneath oaks and conifers. They are not fussy about soil type, growing naturally in shales, sandstones, decomposed granite, and alluvium, but good drainage is critical. Depending upon annual rainfall, the flowering season can last from late winter through mid-summer. The plants invariably shut down once available soil moisture is depleted, a sign of their adaptation to California's long dry season.' to read more by Carol about this monkey business...click below pic!
http://www.greenmatterz.com/native-plants/ that's us, coming soon!
#xeriscape   #nativeplants   #xeriscaping   #flowers   #plants   #droughttolerant  
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